December 19, 2005 Miami, FL -- New World Network (Bridgeton, Barbados), the principal owner of the ARCOS undersea fiber-optic network, has signed a multi-year contract to establish a point of presence at Terremark's NAP of the Americas.
Terremark Worldwide, Inc. (Miami, Florida) is an operator of integrated Tier-1 Internet exchanges and a global provider of managed IT infrastructure for government and private sectors. The company delivers its services from seven locations in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America, and from four service aggregation and distribution locations, which aggregate network traffic and distribute network-based services in Europe and Asia to meet specific customer needs. The company's flagship facility, the NAP of the Americas, is the model for the carrier-neutral Internet exchanges the company has in Santa Clara, California (NAP of the Americas/West), in Sao Paulo, Brazil (NAP do Brasil) and in Madrid, Spain (NAP de las Americas - Madrid). The carrier-neutral NAP of the Americas facility provides exchange point, collocation, and managed services.
"Columbus Communications, new owner of New World Network, continues its strategic investment and expansion program in the region. Establishing a presence at the NAP of Americas enables us to offer our customers a seamless solution into Florida's principal telecom hub," comments Paul Scott, president and COO of New World Network "Terremark's secured platform and the critical-mass of carriers - combined with the managed services that Terremark provides its customers - are some of the reasons why we selected Terremark."
Columbus Communications is a Barbados-based corporation that holds controlling interests in a number of Caribbean telecommunications providers including New World Network, Cable Bahamas Ltd., Caribbean Crossings Ltd., Merit Communications Ltd., FibraLink Jamaica Ltd., and the Cable Company of Trinidad and Tobago.
"We are delighted to be able to provide New World Network and Columbus Communications with the ability to provide their customers with a viable solution that is secured and reliable, as they carry out their expansion program in the Caribbean and Latin America," concludes Manuel D. Medina, chairman and CEO of Terremark.