Internap Network Services Corp. (Nasdaq: INAP), a provider of routing services over the Internet, is branching southward into 14 Latin American countries as part of a new agreement.

Internap has entered a strategic partnership with New World Network, principal owner of the Americas Region Caribbean Optical-ring System (ARCOS), to bring its portfolio of Internet-based services to the ARCOS network.

New World has also purchased high-speed, OC3 data connections through Internap’s main facility in Atlanta, as well as one in Miami, where it is based, connecting ARCOS to the United States.

“Clearly, there is tremendous upside potential for businesses utilizing services and applications powered by the Internet in the Caribbean and Latin America,” Greg Peters, president and chief executive officer of Internap, said in a statement. “Through this relationship, we will deliver truly unmatched Internet quality-of-service capabilities to growing enterprises in the region.”

ARCOS connects the U.S., Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Curacao, Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico.

Under terms of the agreement, Internap has been awarded sole provider status for optimized IP connectivity to countries participating in the ARCOS network. Its products…including managed storage, VPN and colocation services…will be made available for resale to all telecommunications providers in the region.

Internap and New World will also work together to provide network operations center support for all joint products and services; and will explore new products and services that can be offered to each company’s respective customer base.


New World: