Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) said that it has completed a coherent wavelength route from Marseille to Strasbourg via Milan. Using Zayo's European fiber-optic network, the route also offers connectivity to Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, and Paris, says the company.
Zayo's 128,200-mile network in North America and Europe includes metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Among the initial customers is an India-based carrier, which selected Zayo for a 100G wavelength system on this route, with connectivity from Amsterdam to Marseille, affirms Zayo. With diverse connectivity from these two gateway cities, the carrier can expand and solidify its network into Europe with the system. Zayo has also received commitments to this route from an international U.S.-based Internet services provider, a worldwide wholesale telecommunications provider, and additional customers, which Zayo has not named.
Marseille is a gateway and major aggregation point between Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, and will provide connectivity for submarine cables AAE-1, SEA-ME-WE-5, and other cables as well, says Zayo. The company has three redundant fiber-optic network routes out of Marseille, including the route linking to Strasbourg via Milan, that take advantage of assets acquired in 2015 from Viatel (see "Zayo reshuffles, agrees to buy Viatel" and "Zayo to provide fiber-optic network routes out of Marseilles"). The Strasbourg route is part of Zayo's dark fiber and long-haul wavelength network expansion in Europe.
"With our expanded capability, we are well-positioned to meet the needs of a growing base of global customers," said Randy Dunbar, Transport senior vice president. "Our connectivity options in and out of Marseille are opening up new international markets for us, and we continue to see strong demand from multiple verticals."
Zayo says customers can use its shopping platform, Tranzact, to purchase and manage network and infrastructure systems. Through a Tranzact web application, customers can access pricing, place orders, and view current and pending services.
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