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Telstra International Takes Its First Step to Enhance Latin American Network Capabilities

Jan. 24, 2024
Initial focus on Mexico bolstered by partnerships and a new dedicated point-of-presence in Dallas, Texas.

Telstra International, a global arm of Telstra, has moved into extending its network capabilities into Latin America by establishing a new dedicated point-of-presence (PoP) at Stemmons Towers in Dallas, Texas and collaborating with Mexican providers Axtel and Vivaro.

The company says the location also enables Mexican multinational corporations seeking to connect to other regions to plug into the network to reach Asia-Pacific and Europe, and APAC multinationals can likewise now reach Mexico through the same gateway.

Telegeography estimates that, on average, 84% of the total internet traffic to and from Latin America currently goes through the United States and Canada.

Telstra International’s expansion is driven by the increasing demand for connectivity solutions in the region. Telegeography estimates that, on average, 84% of the total internet traffic to and from Latin America currently goes through the United States and Canada. This is expected to grow as international bandwidth demand steadily increases in Latin America and major international bandwidth markets in the region such as Mexico, continue to rely on connectivity into the U.S. to reach global markets such as Asia-Pacific and Europe.

Throughout Mexico, Telstra International now offers global internet, IP transit, and virtual private networks and provides access to carrier-neutral data centers in cities such as Mexico City, Monterrey, Queretaro, and Guadalajara, while delivering endpoint termination services for ethernet private lines and MPLS in all of Mexico’s major data centers, enterprise buildings and business parks. 

These projects will also facilitate low-latency connectivity into the Mexican Stock Exchange as well, with financial services customers being a key growth area for Telstra globally.

“We’re focused on Latin America as a key growth market as we expect to see increased demand for connectivity from enterprises, hyperscalers and wholesale customers between APAC and the region driven by a technology boom and growing economies. Our official expansion and continued investments in digital infrastructure position us well to offer customers simple and secure options to connect to this dynamic region and leverage our global network,” said Roary Stasko, CEO of Telstra International.

“Looking ahead, Telstra International will continue to innovate on our network infrastructure through additional PoPs and collaborate with our industry partners to provide critical connectivity and capacity to more Latin American countries such as Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Colombia.”

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