Arelion furthers Mexico Network reach with San Luis Potosi PoP

Sept. 18, 2023
The new facility marks opening a new edge market in the country for the service provider.

Arelion continues expanding in Mexico to meet the connectivity needs of underserved edge markets by opening a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) in San Luis Potosi.

Located at Neutral Networks' site, the new PoP will provide wholesale and enterprise customers in the market's thriving industrial sector with direct, local connectivity to Arelion's low-latency global network and ecosystem of cloud, content and security solutions, enabling further nearshoring investments in San Luis Potosi. 

San Luis Potosi is between Monterrey and Querétaro, two markets where Arelion already operates PoPs.

By deploying a connectivity hub in San Luis Potosi, Arelion prevents backhauling traffic latency and performance issues on long-distance legacy cables, providing highly available services to wholesale and enterprise customers. San Luis Potosi's industrial manufacturing sector is booming, with automotive, subassembly and electronics enterprises announcing nearshoring investments in the region, including BMW's $868 million electric car plant and other assets by TECCO and Taxan.  

Mexico is a hot market for network expansion. Experts estimate nearshoring will generate 700,000 jobs in Mexico by 2024 and add $50 billion to Mexico's GDP over the next six years (MEXICONOW). With this new PoP, Arelion establishes itself as a connectivity partner for global, multinational enterprises moving their operations to San Luis Potosi through nearshoring investments. Enterprises can quickly connect their digital infrastructure in the booming industrial region through Arelion's global network and Tier-1 connectivity services.

"Arelion's new PoP in San Luis Potosi brings the resiliency and powerful connectivity services of a global Tier-1 Internet carrier into an underserved edge market," said Edison De Leon, Arelion Regional Director Latam & Caribbean. "Amid nearshoring investments from automotive and industrial manufacturing enterprises, this PoP will provide high-quality, high-availability IP services to regional network operators while providing enterprises with high-capacity access to our full ecosystem of content, cloud and security services, driving further economic growth in San Luis Potosi's thriving industrial parks."

The San Luis Potosi PoP is Arelion's eighth PoP in Mexico and will be operational late in the third quarter of this year. Arelion's other PoPs in Mexico include:

·      Two PoPs in Querétaro that serve Equinix's MX1 and KIO Networks' QRO sites

·       Two PoPs in Mexico City operating in KIO's MEX2 and MEX5 data centers

·       One PoP in Mérida, located at AiTelecom's data center

·       Two PoPs in Monterrey, serving Equinix's MO1 site and Neutral Networks Pabellón M

With the addition of this PoP in San Luis Potosi, Arelion provides customers in Mexico with enhanced access to Arelion's number one ranked Internet backbone, AS1299, as well as Arelion's portfolio of leading connectivity services, including high-speed IP TransitCloud ConnectGlobal 40G Ethernet Virtual Circuit (VC) and DDoS Mitigation services for service providers, content providers and enterprises.

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Sean Buckley

Sean is responsible for establishing and executing the editorial strategies of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report across their websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products.

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