Telia Carrier Enhances Business Network in El Paso with Addition of MDC PoP

Telia Carrier announced today that it has extended its partnership with MDC Data Centers (Formerly McAllen Data Center) launching a new Point of Presence (PoP) at MDC’s El Paso facility.

The PoP in El Paso provides scalable multi-terabit capacity and connectivity, enhancing the local availability of high-speed IP Transit, Cloud Connect, Ethernet, and IPX services for operators, content providers and enterprises alike.

El Paso, which is part of the El Paso-Juarez cross-border market, has fostered a thriving environment for businesses to operate and is home to more than 70 Fortune 500 companies. During the past few years, the city has become a major traffic hub for data-center operators connecting the United States into Northern Mexico.

Telia Carrier’s expanded presence in MDC addresses the growing demand with a new diverse option for high-capacity services, bolstering MDC Data Center as a leader in the market based on its evolving local connectivity ecosystem of content, cloud and end-users.

With data centers in El Paso, Laredo McAllen and Nogales, MDC focuses on interconnecting the world with Mexico by providing carrier-neutral colocation and international fiber crossings in strategic hubs along the U.S. border with Mexico.

MDC’s data center in McAllen boasts the largest concentration of Mexican operators in one place, and it is home to the MEX-IX, the largest and only peering exchange focused on servicing Mexico.

“Our continued partnership with MDC and investment in the Southwest and Mexico market is a testament to our customer-driven approach, adding additional diversity and capacity as we expand our global IP backbone,” said Art Kazmierczak, Director of Business and Network Development, Telia Carrier. “The demand for IP and other big bandwidth services in El Paso is growing at an incredible rate as more businesses enter the market and leverage capability at the edge. We deliver a global alternative carrier solution and are continually expanding our network to ensure we have the capacity and reach to meet the dynamic demands of our customers for flexible traffic-intensive workflows at scale.”