International network infrastructure provider Zayo, operating a 126,000-mile network in North America and Europe, has significantly expanded its infrastructure in Vancouver, British Columbia with two key projects. It includes their network upgrade to 100 gigabytes (100G) capacity, now complete, and an increase in the fiber capacity to its existing terrestrial route between Vancouver and Seattle, scheduled for completion by mid-year of 2022.
The upgraded network in the Vancouver area would enable Zayo to support 100G of Internet Protocol (IP) services, including IP Transit and Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) services. The upgrade marks a ten-fold increase in the existing cable capacity which allows for higher bandwidth services, further enriching Vancouver’s position as a growing global tech hub.
The Vancouver – Seattle route is the primary fiber path between Canada and the U.S. on the West Coast. Zayo’s increased fiber capacity on this route would better support the region’s growing commercial marketplace, meeting demands for higher speed and increasing volume. Additionally, the route will provide key infrastructure for the Vancouver-Seattle technology corridor, an innovation ecosystem that is home to some of the world’s leading technology, research and medical organizations.
“Our delivery of 100G enabled service capabilities to the Vancouver market and increased capacity for the Vancouver-Seattle technology corridor reflects Zayo’s commitment to building our network based on customer needs,” said Dennis Kyle, Senior Vice President of Zayo Networks, Mountain Region. “We look forward to collaborating with innovative businesses and organizations in the region, helping them drive transformative changes that disrupt the way we live and work.”
Remote Working, Remote Education, Telehealth
Zayo is upgrading its extensive network and infrastructure assets across North America and Europe to support remote working, remote education, telehealth, business critical applications and a global increase in public IP traffic.
Zayo’s expanded network service capabilities are intended to support the demands of high bandwidth-consuming businesses in Vancouver as well as the region’s business trends for 2021 and beyond. Vancouver Economic Commission forecasts Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will rebound in 2021 with 6.8 percent growth, stated Zayo. The technology sector, which includes AI, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), social media, business intelligence, security and fintech, e-commerce and web technologies, according to Zayo, will play a key role as it generates more than $23 billion in revenue and $15 billion in GDP in British Columbia.