Zayo Expands Its European Wavelength Network, Completes Route from Marseille to Strasbourg via Milan

Zayo Group has completed a coherent wavelength route from Marseille to Strasbourg via Milan. The route, which also provides connectivity to Paris, Frankfurt, London and Amsterdam, leverages Zayo’s European fiber network acquired from Viatel.

The new route is part of Zayo’s expansion of its dark fiber and long-haul wavelength network in Europe. Zayo now has several 100G and dark fiber routes out of Marseille, a city that serves as a strategic gateway and key aggregation point between Europe, Africa, and Asia via subsea cables.

Initial customers would include an India-based carrier, which selected Zayo for a 100G wavelength solution on this route, with connectivity from Marseille to Amsterdam. The wavelength solution would enable the carrier to extend and harden its network into Europe, with diverse connectivity from these two global gateway cities. Additional customers committed to this route would include a U.S.-based global Internet services provider and an international wholesale telecommunications provider.

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“With our expanded capability, we are well-positioned to meet the needs of a growing base of global customers,” said Randy Dunbar, senior vice president, Transport, Zayo. “Our connectivity options in and out of Marseille are opening up new international markets for us, and we continue to see strong demand from multiple verticals.”

Customers can use Zayo’s shopping platform, Tranzact, to buy and manage their network and infrastructure solutions. The Tranzact platform would enable customers to access pricing, place orders, and view existing and pending services through an “intuitive” web application.