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China Telecom Americas to expand Latin American footprint


China Telecom Americas (CTA) is developing a significant network expansion in Latin America.

Specifically, the company has announced plans to develop IP backbone infrastructure that connects its existing global network to new PoPs in Fortaleza, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santiago, Chile; Lima, Peru; Panama City, Panama; and Mexico City, Mexico, over the next 3 years.

“Latin America is an exciting market for our company. Based on the success of our Brazil operations, we are confident that other key cities across the region will result in commercial success,” said Luis Fiallo, vice president of Latin America at CTA.

“Our network expansion plans will give us the foundation to serve customers in the region and from across the world. It will also enable us to offer new technologies like 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart City technologies that will greatly benefit the region.”

CTA’s regional and global presence is well placed to meet the growing demand for connectivity in Latin America, both within individual markets and globally. Working with local and global suppliers, CTA has connectivity options east to west across Latin America, as well as building connections to North America. In addition, it also leverages existing subsea cable investments reaching Europe, Africa and Asia.

According to Cisco’s Annual Internet Report, Internet penetration is expected to reach 70% of the Latin American population by 2023.  The number of connected devices will also grow from 2.2 per capita in 2018 to 3.1 by 2023.

Source: China Telecom (Americas) Corporation
For more information, please contact: communications@ctamericas.com

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China Telecom Americas, a wholly-owned US-based subsidiary of China Telecom Corp. Ltd. (NYSE: CHA), is an international telecom provider for Data, IP and Voice Wholesale services to multinational companies, organizations and international carriers requiring China domestic services and International access to China & Asia Pacific.

With headquarters in Herndon, Virginia, and offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, San Jose, and subsidiaries in Toronto, Canada, and Sao Paolo, Brazil, China Telecom Americas continues to expand its strength and reach.

China Telecom Americas provides locally based, one-stop-shop, turnkey solutions for everything from China domestic and international data circuits to IDC services, network management, equipment management, system integration, and much more.

For additional information on China Telecom Americas, please visit www.ctamericas.com.

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