Peering in Latin America

isabel dias isabeldias1 at
Sun Nov 1 06:01:21 CST 2009

How many times more anyone will be lookin to ask the same questions. IX's (peering) are there and most likely companies have presence either on the NY IX or LINX so ask them around and peer w/ them locally. Transite is a costy solution unless you want to load balance your traffic and have means of cross-charge. 

----- Original Message ----
From: Dave Temkin <davet1 at>
To: Ken Gilmour <ken.gilmour at>
Cc: nanog at
Sent: Sun, November 1, 2009 3:40:53 AM
Subject: Re: Peering in Latin America

Ken Gilmour wrote:
> Hi There,
> I am looking for carriers who offer peering in Latin America
> (Specifically Costa Rica). So far the only carrier in Costa Rica who I
> have been able to find that does this is ADN (American Data Networks,
> While they are already on my list for a quote, we need
> at least one other diverse connection, so I would appreciate if anyone
> else would be able to help me find other carriers who operate here?
> Here's who i've contacted so far:
> RACSA - Can't get past 1st level support (they don't know what BGP is)
> ICE - Tried contacting a person who's address I was previously given
> from NANOG to no avail
> Global Crossing - Said they contacted an engineer who would get back
> to me, mailed them 4 times since to no avail (no bounced emails
> either).
> Level 3 - Apparently don't operate in Latin America
> AT&T - Want us to have a minimum of 3 locations in the US to peer with first
> So far ADN are the only carrier who have actually been of any help.
> Quick Googling for "BGP Peering Latin America" and "BGP Peering Costa
> Rica" and several variations thereof is not yielding any fruitful
> results.
> Thanks and regards,
> Ken
To be clear; are you looking for paid transit connectivity within Costa 
Rica for the purposes of localizing traffic or are you looking for free 
or reduced cost connectivity to very specific SP's in Costa Rica?



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