Level 3 expands local capacity, services

Monday, November 14, 2011

Level 3 Communications (Nasdaq: LVLT) has expanded its network capacity and suite of services in Mexico to address growing broadband demand and to better serve global enterprises and carriers doing business in the country, the company said in a statement.

"Mexico represents the second largest market in Latin America and serves as a gateway to the region. With this expansion, Level 3 continues to help businesses gain network efficiencies, and enables global solutions for data and transport services," said Hector Alonso, Level 3's president for Latin America.

Through its locally licensed affiliate in Mexico, Level 3 now offers services such as wide area network (WAN) transport, internet protocol virtual private network (IP VPN), wavelength, private line, dedicated internet access and high speed IP, and ethernet local access.

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According to industry research firm Gartner, Mexico's market for broadband internet access, ethernet and IP VPN services is projected to increase at a CAGR of 15.8% between 2010 and 2015.

Level 3's network infrastructure in Mexico connects the cities of Guadalajara, Monterrey, Mexico City and Mazatlán through a 3,484km ring. The system provides capacity to transport voice, data and multimedia services.