Verizon Business Receives Approval to Directly Deliver Advanced Communications in Mexico

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and MEXICO CITY - Verizon Business has received government approval to directly deliver advanced communications services in Mexico. The Value Added authorization, issued by Mexico's regulatory entity, COFETEL, will enable Verizon Business to better serve multinational companies with operations in Mexico. The company had previously been delivering services through partnerships with local telecommunications providers.

Verizon Business has also taken a number of steps to more effectively serve the local needs of its multinational customer base.  A new operating company, Verizon Business Mexico, has been established, which will deliver a range of data and Internet protocol (IP) services, including Verizon Private IP, Verizon Internet Dedicated and managed network services.  Verizon Business is also in the final stages of deploying multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) nodes in Mexico City and Monterrey to support Private and Public IP services.  

Blair Crump, group president international and premier accounts, Verizon Business, said: "Mexico is a key location for many of our multinational customers, and this authorization gives us more local capabilities to support their strategic business needs. Verizon Business is focused on providing industry-leading services and capabilities to our customers around the world. We look forward to bringing our expertise to bear in Mexico as we expand our offerings and locally based operations."

The enhancements in Mexico are only part of Verizon Business' investments in Latin America. The company also recently completed an expansion of its Brazilian network capabilities by deploying Private IP, Public IP and Global Data Link nodes in Sao Paulo, and a Private IP node in Rio de Janeiro. 

Verizon Business's global network offers multinational companies unsurpassed security, reliability and speed.

About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is a global IP leader and network-based partner for delivering integrated communications and information technology (IT) solutions to large-business and government customers worldwide.  Combining unsurpassed reach with managed services, security, mobility, collaboration and professional services capabilities, Verizon Business delivers global solutions that power innovation and enable its customers to do business better.  For more information, visit www.verizonbusiness.com.