A boost for Latin American digital connectivity may be on the cards with the entry of global telecoms operator BSO into the Latin American market.
Existing BSO customers can now connect to ten of Latin America’s largest data centres immediately, says BSO. These sites are spread across Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Chile. Local companies can use BSO’s global network for data centre connectivity as well as access to internet exchanges and connectivity to cloud service providers.
BSO has partnered with EdgeUno – which provides managed cloud, smart remote hands, and high-available, low-latency, high capacity connectivity services – along with independent cable operator Seaborn for this expansion. BSO’s connectivity is made possible by Seabras-1, which Seaborn describes as a 6-fibre pair, 72Tbps submarine cable system that is the only direct POP to POP system between Sao Paulo, Brazil and New York/New Jersey.
While BSO has, in its owns words, always delivered robust connectivity to Latin America, these partnerships mark its formal entry into the market.
BSO is also in the process of connecting to Brazil’s data centre B3, the country’s largest liquidity hub and a major financial centre for international traders, market makers, banks and financial services firms. BSO is also establishing its first Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud onramp in Brazil’s Equinix SP4.
What does this mean for business in the region? Mehmet Akcin, CEO of EdgeUno suggests, “This partnership allows companies from 200+ global data centres to connect to and from Latin America on high-availability and low latency routes. It also allows Latin American corporations to connect to the rest of the world through better network performance.”