Zayo Group Expands 100G Capability Across European Network

Global bandwidth infrastructure provider Zayo Group has announced the completion of a network upgrade, which enables Zayo to provide 100G wavelength services over its long-haul European network.

colocation-usaZayo’s long-haul network extends from London to Amsterdam, Amsterdam to Frankfurt, Frankfurt to Paris, and Paris to London. Its 100G optical platform has been gradually updated over a nine-month span to serve market demand for 100G services and enable more efficient delivery of 10G services.

The long-haul 100G platform is now fully deployed and available for implementation by customers seeking high-bandwidth connectivity to Zayo’s metro fiber footprints across Europe.

“This expansion of our 100G capability is testament to our continued investment in Europe and dedication to providing our customers with the latest technology to accommodate bandwidth needs,” said Alastair Kane, European Vice-President Zayo Group. “With these long-haul capabilities in place, we can provide significantly enhanced service between our metro networks”

Geo Networks, Neo Telecoms

Zayo’s investment in the network upgrade was completed in conjunction with its recent expansion in Western Europe. Through its acquisition of Geo Networks in May 2014, Zayo added over 2,100 route miles to its European network. Zayo will add an additional 350 metro route miles to its network through the acquisition of Neo Telecoms, which is expected to close in the third quarter of 2014.

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Zayo Group provides comprehensive bandwidth infrastructure services in over 295 markets throughout the U.S. and Europe. Zayo delivers a full suite of lit services and dark fiber products to wireline and wireless customers, data centers, Internet content providers, high-bandwidth enterprises, and government agencies across its 77,000 route mile network. The company also offers 27 carrier-neutral colocation facilities across the US.