Mexican towers firm México Telecom Partners (MTP) has launched a new data center in Mexico City.
“For Mexico Telecom Partners it is a pride to share that today took place the inauguration of our new Data Center in Mexico City,” MTP said on LinkedIn last week. “Our Santa Fe Data Center represents an important investment in cutting-edge technology and infrastructure, designed to meet the growing demands of the current digital era and through which our more than 16 years implementing the largest Information Technology infrastructure in Mexico are consolidated.”
The DigitalBridge-owned company reportedly invested 300 million pesos ($17.5 million) in the project. The precise location and facility specifications weren’t shared.
"Today there is no capacity or availability in Mexico City, hence there is a need for infrastructure and technological support for the entire central area of the country," José Sola, CEO of México Telecom Partners told Reforma. "We see that the market trend in the United States is 30MW of data center capacity per million inhabitants, in Mexico there are 1.1MW per million inhabitants."
Sola said the facility is not aimed at hyperscale providers: "It is aimed more at a retail market, in a location like Santa Fe where there is a high demand, especially from fintechs and companies in the financial sector," he said.
MTP was founded in 2014 by Macquarie Asset Management and DigitalBridge as a 600-tower business. Today the company operates more than 3,150 towers across Mexico. The company also offers Edge computing services from 59 locations across the country.
Macquarie’s Macquarie Mexican Infrastructure Fund (MMIF) first acquired a portfolio of 199 towers in Mexico from Telefonica alongside Global Tower Partners (GTP) in 2011. The Mexican towers were carved out in 2013 when GTP was sold to American Tower. Digital Bridge then paid $45 million in 2014 to buy out the interests of Macquarie USA and other shareholders and form MTP.