Mexican telecoms group America Movil (AM) and US counterpart AT&T have signed a strategic memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore ways of delivering enhanced communication services to multinational companies. Through the MoU, AT&T aims to deepen its existing reach in Latin America using AM’s networks in 15 countries throughout the region, while AM expects to benefit from accessing AT&T’s global network infrastructure to provide global IP-based services to its customers in the US and the rest of the world. The strategy focuses on expanding and enhancing the coverage of the two communications giants’ respective IP networks, to deliver the most sophisticated services and solutions available to multinational companies in and from emerging markets. The pair agreed to collaborate on integrating the latest technologies into their networks, and will work on automating and simplifying processes for delivering and supporting network services and solutions.
AT&T IP-based global network carries more than 23.7 petabytes of data traffic on an average business day and includes more than 886,000 fibre route miles, according to its press release. The US telco says it can provide MPLS-based IP services to 182 countries, and claims to serve all of the Fortune 1000 companies and, in Europe, 50% of the FTSE companies, more than 85% of the CAC 40, over 80% of the DAX and over 60% of Nikkei 225 companies. America Movil’s network spans 18 countries in the Americas and includes more than 294,000 fibre route kilometres, with internet data centres in each major metropolitan market covered. AM provides enterprise services through its Telmex Corporate and Global Services brand.