The Total Transformation of Latin American Telecom

By Greg BryanSep 19, 2023


Luis Fiallo has been in the telecom industry for over 25 years. And for the majority of that time, he has been at China Telecom Americas, witnessing the many changes happening in the Latin American telecom market firsthand.

After years of helping to drive CTA's growth in the region, Luis—now Vice President—has many valuable insights to share with TeleGeography Explains the Internet.

Since this episode largely focuses on Latin American networks and cloud developments, I also invited my colleague Peter Wood, TeleGeography’s Senior Analyst covering Latin America.

The three of us start out with some history of networks in the region, going back to the days when even intra-South American traffic tromboned to Miami and back.

We also discuss the idea of directly connecting developing markets around the world, without passing through the U.S. or Western Europe, and the economic connections between East Asia and Latin America.

Finally, we talk about the cloud and dig into the areas of the Latin American telecom market that Luis views as the most important to develop in the coming years.

This episode took some turns that I didn’t expect, which is always a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy listening to it.

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Greg Bryan

Greg Bryan

Greg is Senior Manager, Enterprise Research at TeleGeography. He's spent the last decade and a half at TeleGeography developing many of our pricing products and reports about enterprise networks. He is a frequent speaker at conferences about corporate wide area networks and enterprise telecom services. He also hosts our podcast, TeleGeography Explains the Internet.

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Peter Wood

Peter Wood

Peter Wood is a Senior Research Analyst at TeleGeography. His work is focused on network services and pricing with a regional focus on Latin America and the Caribbean.

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