Providing services in a country such as Mexico has proven one of the most difficult tasks we have gone through. We have contacted a lot of providers and colocation offers. None have satisfied our demand and none offer what we exactly need. IP's are prohibitely expensive and as such we have gone ahead and developed a custom solution for our clients.
As it is hard to make an ideal plan for each customer, we developed a service where you tell us what you need. Ram? CPU? Bandwidth? Here in Mexico each Mbps or 326GB of monthly bandwidth is at least 50$ USD. Each rented IP is 7$/month, an ASN is at least 2,000$/year an IP Block? Not less. As such, the entry prices and operating prices are the highest I have seen. It seems there is a lack of supply and an overwhelming demand.
There are problems that we see with this bad and infuriating price strategies. First, we deter further growth in Mexico in the IT sector. Small and medium companies have to get hosted in the US. Why not in Mexico? We will be working to bring those prices down! If you did not know, an IP Block costs 24$/IP in the ARIN Region, meaning that transferring an IP From ARIN to LACNIC to then IAR.MX would be the best path for us. 60$/year per IP is very, very expensive and if not unjust.
It seems that the market is not competitive enough yet as it opened it's doors only recently to competition (around 2014?) Equally, the market has stablished a fixed price of 40$USD/month for each individual that wants to have an IP on their home networks. These prices are just an abuse to the consumer! We will be working to bring those prices down in the following months as we scale UP on our deployment in Mexican Datacenter.
As of now, we have made a custom solution: We just give you what you need. Just like a low-cost airline, you want an IP? You have to pay extra. You do not need an IPv4 but just IPv6? You get charged less! You only need 100GB Bandwidth? Well that's fine :) You tell us what you need and we deploy it for you. This is to keep the prices very very low. All VPS's in Mexico have similar if not the same restrictions. We are offering the cheapest as we can selling services at-cost.
So we will inform you when our deployment is up and running.
Friday, January 15, 2021