Because of emerging technologies, digital content within the video and entertainment industries is growing at a pace that challenges the capacity of legacy services. As a result, an increasing number of enterprises continue to transition to new high bandwidth and IP services. At the same time, these technologies require reliable transport backbones and connectivity. In our case, the impact is positive, as we deliver a complete end-to-end solution from transport to local connectivity via our 18 points-of-presence (PoPs) in Latin America and the US.
Q. You have won a number of awards in 2017. What have been the key drivers behind your successes? How much of a role does strong leadership play in this?
Yes, over the last few months GlobeNet has received the Valor 1000 Best Telecom and IT Company of 2016 award, the Frost and Sullivan 2017 Company of the Year award and the 2017 Wholesale Innovation award by Global Telecom Business. We’re both thrilled and honored by these prestigious awards. Our leadership team is a key driving force in our success, but each and every GlobeNet employee that works hard to deliver reliable, quality services with an unmatched dedication to customer experience has contributed to these wins. In combination with our ability to recognize a need or geographic demand and to deliver a superior service, this has positioned the company for success and recognition.
Q. One key consideration for carriers and telcos is security. How big is the threat of DDoS attacks, and what can carriers do to protect themselves?
DDoS attacks with 25% compared to 23%. As the Latin American economies grow, DDoS attacks are becoming more prevalent. As such, we complement our proposal with a powerful DDoS mitigation product that monitors customer traffic and offers immediate mitigation when an attack occurs. This new pay-as-you-use solution is designed to offer ISPs and large international carriers peace-of-mind with 24/7 protection of their traffic and network without a heavy investment in deploying their own solution.
Q. GlobeNet has a strong presence in the growing Latin American market. What are the key drivers there?
Overall internet penetration in Latin America is expected to jump from 56.1% in 2016 to 60.9% in 2019, according to Internet World Stats. As a leading provider of data network services throughout the Americas, our high capacity and low latency network solidly positions GlobeNet for strong growth and to help meet current and future customers’ needs throughout South America.
Q. You are expanding your facilities in Brazil. What is the driver behind the expansion in Rio de Janeiro?
We are expanding our colocation facilities in Rio de Janeiro and providing attractive bundles to customers that want to take advantage of the improved connectivity to the Brazilian IXs/PPTs which are colocated within our facility. Carriers and ISPs need to present additional value to their customers in order to stand out in a competitive global market. By accessing IXs/PTTs directly from our colocation facility in Rio de Janeiro, they benefit from improved service quality, better performance and customer experience.
Q. What does GlobeNet have planned for the near future?
As a trusted business partner to our customers, GlobeNet remains committed to providing quality product offerings today while continuing to invest in our network to meet future needs. This will take us wherever the demand for high quality and high capacity networking exists and will be the motivation for current and future expansion. Stay tuned for next month’s announcements.