Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) says a global webscale company has chosen it for dark fiber to provide additional capacity, accommodating growing traffic demand. According to Zayo, it will provide the otherwise unidentified company with over 835 miles of long-haul dark fiber located on multiple strategic routes in the U.K. and France.
Zayo's global network provides pan-European infrastructure and connectivity to various undersea cable systems, delivering traffic to and from North America, Asia, and Africa. The webscale company will use European assets that the fiber-optic network services provider acquired from Geo, Viatel, and AboveNet (see "Zayo reshuffles, agrees to buy Viatel," "Zayo acquires London-based fiber provider Geo Networks," and "Zayo Group to acquire AboveNet").
As the demand from global companies and carriers for dedicated, high-capacity networks, including dark fiber, continues to gain momentum, Zayosays it will meet these demands by delivering both fiber infrastructure and lit solutions to a broad customer set, including additional webscale companies, carriers, and enterprises in multiple sectors.
"In this case, our long-standing customer continues to experience increasing demand and need to increase their dark fiber capacity connecting key markets," said Annette Murphy, Europe at Zayo's managing director. "It's another excellent illustration of Zayo's ability to meet the growing demand for capacity over our embedded network."
For companies with high volumes of data traffic and the need to manage and scale their own network, dark fiber will remain a popular option, says Zayo.
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