Monday, May 13, 2013

GlobeNet and Equinix Optimize Brazil-US Connectivity

GlobeNet, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oi (formerly Brasil Telecom), has extended its low latency network into Equinix’s MI3 International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Boca Raton, Florida, opening up the fastest IP traffic route from the United States to Brazil.

Equinix’s MI3 facility serves as a carrier-neutral network access point for GlobeNet to connect its low latency, subsea cable route from Equinix’s SP2 facility in São Paulo, Brazil.

Equinix said undersea cables are typically terminated at a landing station.  The new arrangement with GlobeNet brings its undersea fiber connectivity directly into the Equinix data center in Boca Raton.
The companies noted that roughly 75 percent of all network traffic emanating from Latin America enters the United States via Miami. Globally, MI3 has the sixth highest Internet capacity and is a key hub location for domestic and international traffic routes. As a result, Equinix and its Brazilian subsidiary ALOG are perfectly positioned to serve high-bandwidth events, such as the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil.

"Fueled by the convergence of telecommunications infrastructures, MI3 is becoming a popular connectivity hub for global carriers, Internet service providers and other Internet-related businesses and organizations. We are thrilled to have GlobeNet expand into MI3, opening up a new bilateral submarine connectivity opportunity for major network providers," stated Jim Poole, general manager, Global Networks & Mobility at Equinix.

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