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GTT grows partnership with Cologix to expand connectivity into Latin America

GTT grows partnership with Cologix to expand connectivity into Latin America

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GTT Communications, a leading global provider of managed network and security services to multinational organizations, has announced that it has expanded its partnership with Cologix, a leading North American network-neutral interconnection and hyperscale edge data center company, to establish a new network Point of Presence (PoP) at Cologix’s JAX1 digital edge data center in Jacksonville, Florida. 

The new PoP serves customers in the Jacksonville metro area and will broaden the reach of GTT’s global Tier One IP network by providing another option for customers in the US, seeking high-speed connectivity to and from Latin America.

GTT’s global Tier One IP backbone is ranked among the largest in the industry and connects more than 260 cities on six continents. With the addition of the new Jacksonville PoP, GTT and Cologix customers can benefit from the improved security, scalability and routing options that GTT’s suite of Internet and WAN services offers.

Cologix’s JAX1 digital edge data center is a hurricane-rated building and one of the most interconnected hubs in Florida. It has more than 30 unique networks in Cologix’s on-site Meet-Me-Room (MMR) and access to two separate submarine cable systems that enable direct fiber connectivity to Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean.

According to industry research firm TeleGeography, international Internet bandwidth connected to Latin America reached 91 Tbps in 2021 and grew at a rate of 28%. Peak Internet traffic grew 32% during the same period. 

“This new PoP deployment demonstrates GTT’s continued investment to bring the scalability, reach and performance advantages of its global Tier One IP network to more areas in the US and Latin America,” said Don MacNeil, COO of GTT. “We are pleased to be expanding our longstanding partnership with Cologix at their Jacksonville data center facility to offer customers another option to access GTT’s global network. GTT’s portfolio of managed services, including SD-WAN, Internet and other services, is now available to customers from this new location.”  

GTT announced that the company is investing in a 400G upgrade to its global Tier One IP network at multiple network layers that include the core IP backbone and metro extensions, as well as customer service nodes.

“Now more than ever, organizations rely on cloud connectivity and the Internet for application performance and service delivery,” said Chris Heinrich, Chief Sales Officer at Cologix. “We are pleased to expand our partnership with GTT on this new PoP in Jacksonville, which will help support enterprises looking to connect to new geographies and applications in the cloud. Our customers now have a new option to leverage GTT’s global Tier One network and suite of leading managed networking and security services.”

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