Zayo Expands IP Transit Capacity in Key Metro Markets

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Zayo Group has significantly expanded its IP Transit capacity in key metro markets across the United States. Based on increased demand to 100G ports, Zayo recently completed upgrades to support 100G IP Transit in Phoenix, San Jose and Denver. These three metro areas would join Atlanta, Boston, New York, Miami, San Francisco and Seattle in benefiting from Zayo’s 100G enabled network services.

Julia Robin
“We’re also meeting requests from higher bandwidth consumers as they work to support the major increase in traffic on their own platforms,” said Julia Robin, Senior Vice President, Layer 3 Services, Zayo Group.

The demand for increased capacity continues to grow across multiple sectors, says Zayo, with the number of networked devices and connections in North America alone “expected to increase from 3 billion in 2018 to 5 billion in 2023.” To meet demand, Zayo is ramping-up its investment in capacity to support remote working, remote education, telehealth, business critical applications, and an overall global increase in public IP traffic.

These ongoing investments have enabled Zayo to support the significant surge in requests for bandwidth during the early stages of the pandemic, a result of businesses and organizations transitioning to mass home working effectively overnight.

5G, Satellite Networks

The overall trend in demand on networks, including the need for capacity, diversity and low latency, is expected to continue, emphasizes Zayo. It is accelerated by rapid adoption of 5G, ‘next generation’ satellite networks, genomics, telemedicine, and more.

“We’re also meeting requests from higher bandwidth consumers as they work to support the major increase in traffic on their own platforms,” said Julia Robin, Senior Vice President, Layer 3 Services, Zayo Group. “In many cases, the requests are for significant increases in bandwidth, even doubling capacity.”