Zayo Expands Its UK Presence With New and Upgraded Long Haul Fiber Ring

Zayo Group is now extending its long haul fiber ring in the UK while also upgrading the ring to enable its multinational customers to traverse the country via the most direct, low-latency paths. The 500-kilometer ring, which includes new build, will also provide access to the UK’s latest sub-sea cable crossings in both the Irish and North Seas.

As part of the project, Zayo will increase the overall fiber count on its existing UK network, and add two new unique routes, spanning from coast-to-coast, in order to complete the ring.

Expected to be completed in less than 12 months, the project incorporates advanced, high-count, ultra-low loss fiber types, built over the shortest physical paths, providing Zayo customers with “maximum scalability and throughput.”

“Our continued expansion underscores our commitment to Europe and provides opportunity for customers who can benefit from our fiber network, data center footprint and extensive connectivity across our global network,” said Annette Murphy, Managing Director of Zayo Europe.

Connectivity Europe

The project would be the largest build Zayo has undertaken in Europe to date. Zayo’s network now extends across eight European countries and major cities and includes more than one million fiber kilometers. Based on demand from multiple tenants, Zayo expects a strong return on capital on these unique fiber routes. The routes will also be available for wavelengths.

The announcement comes at the heels of Zayo unveiling additional metro expansions in London, Paris, Dublin and Amsterdam.