GlobeNet Opens Fastest US – Brazil IP Traffic Route Via Platform Equinix
Equinix MI3 data center serves as low-latency hub to Latin America, creating
new revenue opportunities for network service providers
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- May 13, 2013
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center
company, today announced that GlobeNet, an international wholesale provider of
submarine capacity and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oi, has extended its low
latency network into Equinix’s MI3 International Business Exchange^™ (IBX^®)
data center in Boca Raton, Florida. GlobeNet’s expansion into Equinix’s MI3
data center opens the fastest IP traffic route from the United States to
Specifically designed to link Latin America with the rest of the world,
Equinix’s MI3 facility serves as a carrier-neutral network access point for
GlobeNet to connect its low latency, subsea cable route from Equinix’s SP2
facility in São Paulo, Brazil. This new connectivity between North and South
America allows network service providers around the world to be able to tap
into economic opportunities stemming from emerging commercial centers in Latin
Highlights / Key Facts
*Explosive growth in mobile, content delivery, video streaming,
tele-presence, social media, and cloud-based data traffic offers
tremendous revenue opportunities for high-margin corporate and retail
services such as Ethernet and MPLS. To remain competitive, network
operators are expanding their infrastructures to meet demand for these new
services—and are turning to “retail data centers” that not only offer all
the network-to-network connectivity of a telehouse, but also act as
aggregation points for concentrations of customers in network-centric
*Roughly 75 percent of all network traffic emanating from Latin America is
coming into the United States via Miami. Globally, MI3 has the sixth
highest Internet capacity and is a key hub location for domestic and
international traffic routes. As a result, Equinix and its Brazilian
subsidiary ALOG are perfectly positioned to serve high-bandwidth events,
such as the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics in
*According to a 2013 Submarine Telecoms Forum report, growth in activated
submarine capacity has been extremely high, with a compound annual growth
rate of 54 percent over the last five years. Equinix is laying the
foundation for cable operators like GlobeNet to establish an express
highway between the United States and Brazil, while leveraging Platform
Equinix^™ and its ecosystem of key supply chain customers and partners.
*The North America-South America capacity market is heavily dependent on
three privately owned geographic ring networks, one of which is GlobeNet.
With numerous telecommunications carrier facilities, fiber loops,
international cable landings and multiple power grids, MI3 is an ideal
location for GlobeNet to meet the connectivity demands of wholesale and
network service providers and other Internet-related businesses looking to
expand their business.
*GlobeNet owns and operates over 22,500 kilometers of subsea cable network
specifically engineered for the shortest, lowest latency routes. Built
upon advanced Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology,
GlobeNet’s carrier class network is leveraged by wholesale providers and
carriers around the World.
*Equinix is seeing strong demand from customers looking to leverage MI3 for
fast access to Latin America. MI3 offers a number of benefits to
customers, including direct connectivity to the leading Latin American
network operators for reduced latency, and close proximity for serving
Latin American markets while maintaining infrastructure within the US.
Customers that are deploying at MI3 include, Allied Fiber, Cogent
Communications, Fiberlight, Inteliquent, Neutrona Networks, Lightower
Fiber Networks and tw telecom.
*Erick Contag, Chief Operating Officer, GlobeNet:
“In response to the demand GlobeNet is seeing for high capacity, low
latency connectivity throughout the Americas, we made a strategic decision
to deploy in MI3. As a major international hub for network traffic, M13
offers GlobeNet customers direct access to high performance networks in
which to extend existing networks or expand into new markets.”
*Jim Poole, general manager, Global Networks & Mobility at Equinix:
“Fueled by the convergence of telecommunications infrastructures, MI3 is
becoming a popular connectivity hub for global carriers, Internet service
providers and other Internet-related businesses and organizations. We are
thrilled to have GlobeNet expand into MI3, opening up a new bilateral
submarine connectivity opportunity for major network providers.”
GlobeNet provides International capacity between North and South America over
a dual ring-protected submarine cable system serving Brazil, Bermuda,
Colombia, the U.S.A., and Venezuela. Covering a distance of more than 22,500
kilometers, this sophisticated submarine cable network system is fully
redundant and offers the lowest latency available between the Americas. The
network links cable landing stations in Tuckerton, NJ and Boca Raton, FL, USA,
with cable landing stations in Fortaleza (CE) and Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil,
St. David’s, Bermuda as well as Maiquetía (Caracas) Venezuela. GlobeNet is a
wholly owned subsidiary of Brazilian full-service telecommunications provider
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), connects more than 4,000 companies directly to
their customers and partners inside the world’s most networked data centers.
Today, businesses leverage the Equinix interconnection platform in 31
strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. www.equinix.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and
uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations
discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such
differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring,
operating and constructing IBX centers and developing, deploying and
delivering Equinix services; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to
the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a
failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out or
acquired data centers; failure to complete any financing arrangements
contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors;
the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to
repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from
our key customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix’s
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see
Equinix’s recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix.
Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking
information contained in this press release.
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Equinix Media Contacts
Melissa Neumann, +1 650-598-6098
GolinHarris for Equinix, Inc.
Liam Rose, +1 415-318-4380
GlobeNet Media Contact
Jaymie Scotto & Associates
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