PSINet to Add Services, Build Backbone in Brazil

PSINet will be adding new services to its recently incorporated Brazilian
ISPs by the end of 1999, and eventually intends to build a backbone in Brazil, according to Nadir Desai, president at PSINet for Canada and Latin America.

“We plan to incorporate PSINet backbone in every market we operate, and
hope the local tech people
understand our network configuration so that they are able to duplicate our
structure in the region,” said Desai. PSINet boasts the second
largest global backbone.

In April, PSINet acquired Brazilian ISPs Horizontes Internet, from Minas
Gerais State, and OpenLink, from Rio de Janeiro.

Desai explained that PSINet is very much interested in the Brazilian market
and is still looking
for ISPs with talented teams, a solid user base, financial health and
leadership in the markets they serve.

“PSINet is committed to Internet growth in Brazil,” says Desai. The PSINet
president explained that the company plans to invest what is necessary to
become a leader in the Brazilian market, which hosts the largest Latin
American economy and has the region’s highest Internet growth.

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