Zayo Bandwidth selects Infinera gear

MAY 22, 2008 -- Zayo Bandwidth has selected Infinera for its regional network in the northeastern U.S. Infinera will provide its Digital Optical Network equipment to support Zayo's services from Chicago to New York and Washington, DC.

MAY 22, 2008 -- Zayo Bandwidth (search for Zayo) has selected Infinera (search for Infinera) for its regional network in the northeastern U.S. Infinera will provide its Digital Optical Network equipment to support Zayo's services from Chicago to New York and Washington, DC.

Based in Louisville, Colorado, Zayo Bandwidth, a Zayo Group business, operates regional networks in the Northeast, Midwest, Minnesota, and the Memphis, Tennessee area. (See our article on Zayo.) Zayo offers a wide range of telecom services including private line, Ethernet, wavelength, Internet, and colocation services to customers in the telecom, enterprise, and government sectors and other bandwidth-intensive organizations. Zayo has raised more than $340 million in private equity and debt financing to support an aggressive plan to provide telecom services in selected regional markets where demand is growing rapidly.

Zayo has deployed Infinera's digital ROADM equipment in the northeastern corridor from New York to Washington, DC, as well as interconnecting Chicago to the East Coast to serve the increasing bandwidth requirements of its customers. Zayo chose Infinera because the Infinera Digital ROADM offers high capacity and integrated, reconfigurable switching, enabling Zayo to provision or reconfigure bandwidth quickly and cost-effectively, says the systems house.

"The Infinera system is very easy to provision and operate," commented Zayo Bandwidth Vice President of Engineering Troy Kau. "Zayo Bandwidth's mission is to be responsive, and Infinera enables us to be agile and configure our network quickly to meet the needs of our customers."

"Zayo has a visionary business plan to offer the latest technology and great customer service to its customers and we are delighted to support their efforts with an Infinera Digital Optical Network," said Infinera CEO Jagdeep Singh.

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