Zayo touts mystery clients

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) has announced a pair of contract wins. It just isn't saying who has issued the contracts.

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) has announced a pair of contract wins. It just isn't saying who has issued the contracts.

In the first, announced last week, Zayo says a "leading technology company" has asked for a dark fiber network in the San Francisco Bay area. The otherwise unidentified company plans to use the high-fiber-count dark fiber network for data center interconnect among multiple facilities. The network will leverage fiber from Zayo's acquisition of Abovenet as well as infrastructure the company has installed for fiber-to-the-tower applications (see "Zayo Group to acquire AboveNet").

The contract represents repeat business with the customer.

"We have closely partnered with this customer to provide metro dark fiber solutions across Zayo's national and global footprint," said Randy Dunbar, senior vice president of Metro Dark Fiber at Zayo. "This is the latest of many transactions that support this customer's strong infrastructure investment to support their rapid business expansion. The low-latency fiber solution provides the performance, speed and diversity the customer requires as they scale."

In the other deal, a media company has ordered managed Ethernet and IP services to connect up to 50 sites across the U.S. The sites include areas where Zayo has embarked on network expansion projects.

Zayo will provision and manage the network, which will include Zayo infrastructure, on-net connectivity, and management of external network segments.

"Zayo was able to provision handoffs for each location and provide an aggregate commit across the entire network," said Max Clauson, executive vice president of Network Connectivity at Zayo. "We are also providing full management of the network, which is a much more cost-effective solution for the customer, enabling them to focus on their business priorities. It's another example of leveraging the power of our combined assets and abilities on behalf of our customers."

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