16 Oct ZAYO Expands Metro Fiber Optic Networks in Europe
Strategic expansions in London, Paris, Dublin and Amsterdam address growing demand for bandwidth
BOULDER, Colo. – October 12, 2018 – Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) has announced success-based expansions of its fiber networks in four European markets, including London, Paris, Dublin and Amsterdam. Driven by demand from hyperscale, cloud and data center providers as well as enterprise customers, these strategic expansions will deliver fast, high-capacity fiber to key centers of technology and commerce.
In London, Zayo is building a new fiber route from Hatfield, Hertfordshire to Stratford, East London, as part of a strategic ring outside of the city. The new route will support a number of current and prospective customers with high-performance fiber, providing a new option for long haul routes from Dublin to Amsterdam and enhanced diversity for data center customers in Enfield. The expansion adds to Zayo’s greater London footprint, which includes unique diverse and triverse routing options via traditional conduits in footways and carriageways as well as London’s largest sewer-based fiber network.
In Paris, Zayo is expanding its fiber footprint in La Defense, a major business district west of the city limits. Zayo currently serves dozens of customers located there over its high-capacity fiber network. The new network extensions will expand Zayo’s reach to major office buildings in the district. La Defense is one of the largest hubs of business and commerce, including both French businesses and multinationals.
In Dublin, a multinational company has selected Zayo for a fully diverse dark fiber ring around the metro area. The high-fiber count solution will significantly improve latency for the customer, with the potential for follow-on sales to many companies that have a presence in Dublin or are considering investment and relocation in Ireland. The new routes complement Zayo’s existing T50 fiber network in Dublin.
In Amsterdam, Zayo is upgrading and expanding its fiber network between Schiphol-Rijk and the Amsterdam Science Park. The park is among Europe’s largest centers of science, research and innovation and home to multiple data centers. The upgrade is driven by a data center operator based in the Schiphol-Rijk data center campus.
“These success-based network expansions will drive greater value for existing and new customers in Europe, with a focus on carriers and wireless operators, cloud service providers, technology, financial services and data-driven enterprises,” said Annette Murphy, managing director, Zayo Europe. “We continue to focus on leveraging our robust network, meeting the demand for the highest capacity, lowest latency fiber routes between key customer locations.”
These metro networks connect with Zayo’s extensive pan-European and global fiber network, thousands of buildings and data centers, including Zayo’s nine data centers located throughout Western Europe.
For more information, please visit zayo.com.
About Zayo Group
Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) provides communications infrastructure solutions, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure to the world’s leading businesses. Customers include wireless and wireline carriers, media and content companies and finance, healthcare and other large enterprises. Zayo’s 128,900-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. In addition to high-capacity dark fiber, wavelength, Ethernet and other connectivity solutions, Zayo offers colocation and cloud infrastructure in its carrier-neutral data centers. Zayo provides users with flexible, customized solutions and self-service through Tranzact, an innovative online platform for managing and purchasing bandwidth. For more information, visit zayo.com.