Fostering Powerful Cross-Border Internet Peering With MEX-IX El Paso

MDC Data Centers, SOCIUM.CR, and LAC-IX team up to launch MEX-IX El Paso, offering a strategic peering location between Mexico and the US.

MDC Data Centers, a leading provider of carrier-neutral data center solutions, proudly announces the launch of MEX-IX El Paso, Texas, in collaboration with SOCIUM.CR and LAC-IX. Building on the success of its first MEX-IX in McAllen, Texas - the largest IXP for Mexico - this new endeavor leverages the BorderConnect Platform™ to extend the proven model, fostering innovation and enhancing connectivity across the US and Mexico border.

Optimal Positioning: El Paso's Key Role in Expanding Connectivity

El Paso's prime location provides efficient northbound routes towards Dallas and Los Angeles while concentrating eyeball networks that span the north and northwest of Mexico. Moreover, El Paso is a substantial local market, housing major companies in the city.

"At MDC, we believe in the importance of internet exchange points (IXP) as a key piece for the development of the Internet in the region. We are thrilled to announce the MEX-IX launch, an internet exchange in El Paso, Texas, facilitated in partnership with SOCIUM.CR and LAC-IX," said Joel Pacheco, Chief Revenue Officer for MDC. "By connecting content providers with Mexico and South Texas networks, MEX-IX empowers local communities and enhances digital infrastructure. We believe it will pave the way for a more connected, cost-effective, and thriving network ecosystem on the border."

"We permanently seek to strengthen Internet connectivity in the region and one of the ways to achieve this is by facilitating the creation of new Internet Exchange infrastructures. The launch of the MEX-IX peering platform located in El Paso constitutes a new option for access and content networks that wish to increase their quality of service. The results are the consequence of the collaboration scheme that we maintain together with LACNIC and the Internet Society and that allows us to articulate the necessary resources to support our members in their improvement needs," adds Gabriel Adonaylo, LAC-IX Coordinator.

Streamlining Connectivity and Delivering Savings

MEX-IX is a settlement-free peering space that keeps content local. Emerging operators and WISPs can access low-latency content on the MEX-IX, enabling them to offer enhanced service to their end-users, even in remote areas. Content providers, CDNs, and network operators benefit from the decongestion of transport links and increased efficiency. This alleviates their IP Transit links, translating into cost savings.

MDC Data Centers, SOCIUM.CR, and LAC-IX aim to create new opportunities and enhance customer experiences through the BorderConnect Platform™. The expansion of MEX-IX to El Paso represents an exciting new chapter for MDC Data Centers and their customers. MDC El Paso is not only positioned to serve the international market but also the local market through a telecommunications tower, building a diverse ecosystem. As a multi-service location, it is the best-positioned data center to serve emerging operators and WISPs, as well as content providers, CDNs, and network operators.

Source: MDC Data Centers