Internap has formed a strategic partnership for IP transit connectivity with global communications leader Telefonica S.A.

Under the agreement, Atlanta-based Internap will provide Telefonica USA of Miami with intelligent routing connectivity.

Telefonica International Wholesale Services, global provider of international wholesale services within the Telefonica Group, will partner to deliver connectivity services to Internap through Telefonica USA.

In addition, Internap will integrate Telefonica’s international network into its service provider fabric. The move expands Internap’s footprint internationally into Latin America and Europe and reduces backhaul charges for servicing Internap customers with a presence in these markets, the company says.

“As a major European carrier and the dominant telecommunications provider in Latin America, Telefonica is an ideal partner for Internap,” said Greg Peters, CEO of Internap. “This relationship leverages the strengths of both companies, enabling Telefonica to offer peak IP performance in North America and giving Internap access to a vast, untapped market for premium network services in Europe and Latin America.”

As part of the agreement, the two companies will jointly market services to their respective customer bases. This includes Internap prepackaging Telefonica access in its backbone provider portfolio and Telefonica reselling Internap connectivity as a network service under the Telefonica brand.