The 5G era is coming, and companies can rely on an important ally to help them get the most this technology can provide: interconnection, which is the exchange of private traffic between companies, providing faster, safer connectivity with less latency and greater bandwidth. With the advancement of 5G, this type of platform will allow companies to continually access network and cloud ecosystems, regardless of their size, providing more revenue opportunitie
Today, LATAM is the smallest geographic region in terms of estimated Interconnection Bandwidth capacity, with 154 Terabits per second (Tbps) installed in 2017. By 2020, the study projects that LATAM could reach 626 Tbps, representing 13% of the global installed Interconnection Bandwidth capacity. Interconnection Bandwidth is defined as the total capacity provisioned to privately and directly exchange traffic with a diverse set of counterparties and providers at distributed IT exchange points.
Last week, I was pleased to open SP3, the largest Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in Latin America. The facility is located in Santana de Parnaíba, a city in the São Paulo metro area, and will promote interconnection between the rich business ecosystems hosted on Equinix’s global platform.