Global bandwidth provider Zayo Group, LLC reports that it has completed a fiber-optic network upgrade to provide 100G wavelength services over Zayo’s entire long-haul European network.
Zayo’s long-haul network extends from London to Amsterdam, Amsterdam to Frankfurt, Frankfurt to Paris, and Paris to London. Its 100G optical platform has been gradually updated over a nine-month span to serve market demand for 100G services and enable more efficient delivery of 10G services. The long-haul 100G platform is now fully deployed and available for implementation by customers seeking high-bandwidth connectivity to Zayo’s metro fiber footprints across Europe, the company says.
Zayo’s investment in the network upgrade was completed in conjunction with its recent expansion in Western Europe. Through its acquisition of Geo Networks in May 2014, Zayo added over 2100 route miles to its European network (see "Zayo acquires London-based fiber provider Geo Networks"). Zayo will add an additional 350 metro route miles to its network through the acquisition of Neo Telecoms, which is expected to close in the third quarter of 2014 (see "Zayo buys Neo Telecoms for French connection").
European vice-president Alastair Kane said, “This expansion of our 100G capability is testament to our continued investment in Europe and dedication to providing our customers with the latest technology to accommodate bandwidth needs. With these long-haul capabilities in place, we can provide significantly enhanced service between our metro networks.”
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