Zayo opens new submarine cable route from Manchester, UK, to New York

April 18, 2023
The submarine route does not require backhauling to global internet hubs in London and Paris, which Zayo says reduces latency.

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. says it now offers services on what the company asserts is the fastest direct submarine network route between Manchester, UK, and New York. The submarine route does not require backhauling to global internet hubs in London and Paris, which Zayo says reduces latency.

This addition to Zayo’s transatlantic route inventory offers immediate access to New York as well as added diversity and resiliency, particularly for customers in the North of England and elsewhere in Europe with a need for connectivity to the U.S. communications hub. As part of opening this new route, Zayo says it also upgraded the Manchester internet gateway and leveraged capacity from the company’s Zeus submarine cable to create a direct route to Amsterdam. The company therefore can offer internet connectivity from Manchester to the U.S., Dublin, and The Netherlands. The Amsterdam connection also benefits customers in that city and the rest of the Netherlands, enabling lowered latency via an alternative path that avoids the heavy traffic centers of London and Paris.

The new Manchester-to-New York submarine route is part of an initiative to upgrade and expand Zayo’s European footprint. The company has upgraded connectivity between Paris and Marseille (see "Zayo opens 400G fiber route connecting Paris and Marseille"), Amsterdam and Frankfurt, and opened Zeus.

“Cultivating an enhanced performance for our customers is at the forefront of Zayo's mission,” commented Yannick Leboyer, Europe chief operating officer at Zayo. “The new subsea route is Zayo’s latest step towards providing fast, reliable infrastructure to connect global internet hubs both within Europe and to the U.S. With the fastest transatlantic connection from Manchester, Zayo is well-positioned to handle the increasing capacity demands between these hubs, fueling business innovation and digital transformation for our customers.”

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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