U.S. telecommunications and IT company CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has expanded its fiber optic network to connect Cali in western Colombia to the Ecuadorian capital Quito. The expansion aims to bring more connectivity options for enterprise customers in both countries.
The new infrastructure traverses a 585-kilometer route with an installed capacity of 400 gigabits in the transmission layer and is connected to a pre-existing network in Colombian and the South American Crossing submarine system, according to CenturyLink.
The Monroe, Louisiana-based company said that this is an important expansion to meet future demand and specifically intends for the new cable to bring more capacity to the Colombian cities of Popayan, Ipiales, and Pasto as well as Tulcan and Ibarra in Ecuador.
After activating this new route, CenturyLink now has a network infrastructure of more than 26,000 kilometers throughout Latin America, said the company.
“Our expanded network offers companies in the region local network infrastructure and support together with global connectivity, creating a gateway for the exchange of information in the region and around the world,” said Hector Alonso, regional Latin America president of CenturyLink.
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