Intelligent Data Centres Issue 49 | Page 59

Millicom ( Tigo ) reveals new fibre network at Bioceanic Corridor that connects the Pacific with the Atlantic Ocean

Millicom ( Tigo ), has announced the deployment and commissioning of two new terrestrial routes across the Bolivia and Paraguay border , directly connecting these countries for the first time and enabling a direct connection from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean .

This marks a significant improvement in digital connectivity from South America to the rest of the world .
The new redundant 1,000 km fibre buildout with scalable capacities is part of the development of the Bioceanic Corridor , a digital road project between Brazil , Paraguay , Bolivia , Peru and Chile that covers over 3,700km and connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean across South America .
Millicom ( Tigo )´ s new network route is a historic step in connecting the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans through digital highways , allowing for greater efficiency and regional connectivity , both key to the economic development of Latin America .
These routes join Millicom ’ s ( Tigo ´ s ) existing rings of fully owned networks
in Bolivia and Paraguay and connect to its POPs ( Point of Presence ) in Brazil , Argentina and Chile . This investment reinforces Millicom ( Tigo )´ s robust integration of terrestrial and subsea networks and completes the vast transport network system in the region .
“ This infrastructure investment demonstrates once again our vision to promote the Digital Transformation of companies so they can be better equipped for the world of tomorrow . Latin America is growing and rapidly adopting technologies . We see this as an opportunity and a responsibility to build the digital highways that enable the future of our communities ,” said Mauricio Ramos , CEO of Millicom ( Tigo ).
“ This new fibre network across the Bioceanic Corridor is a unique opportunity to connect South America to the world , boosting economic growth and improving access to high-quality telecommunications services . With this technology we are encouraging our customers and businesses in the region to take on new connectivity challenges and expand their regional presence with Millicom ( Tigo ) as a trusted partner ,” said Ramos .
“ Corporate customer needs are shifting from traditional silos to cloud-enabled IT networks demanding high performance , low latency and high availability . Tigo Business becomes the most trusted ally for business in their digital journey through secure and reliable solutions leveraging our digital highways ,” said Santiago Londoño , B2B Vice President of Millicom ( Tigo ).
Through the TIGO and Tigo Business brands , Millicom ( Tigo ) provides a wide range of digital services , including broadband , mobile , cable TV , voice and SMS , cloud and business solutions , adapted to the needs of small , medium and large companies . Tigo Business has 12 world-class data centres that enable greater data protection , access to highspeed availability with resiliency , integrity and service efficiency .
Millicom ( Tigo ) continues to invest heavily in its network of data centres , which today have a presence in much of Latin America and allows i ts users to enjoy a better experience and performance of its platforms , generating a significant impact on reducing latency . �
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