Zayo extends 100G services throughout European long-haul network
Zayo continues to capitalize on its growing presence in Europe by completing a network upgrade that will enable it to provide 100G wavelength services over its long-haul network.
The service provider's long-haul network extends from London to Amsterdam, Amsterdam to Frankfurt, Frankfurt to Paris, and Paris to London. Having this expanded 100G network presence will enable it to attract more European customers that are looking for alternative network sources besides the traditional incumbent telcos such as BT (NYSE: BT) and Orange.
Over the past nine months, Zayo has been gradually updating its 100G optical platform to satisfy the demand for 100G services, while enabling more efficient delivery of 10G services to carrier and enterprise customers.
It said the 100G network capability "is now fully deployed and available for implementation by customers seeking high-bandwidth connectivity to Zayo's metro fiber footprints across Europe."
This network upgrade was completed in conjunction with its recent expansion into Western Europe.
Similar to the U.S. market, part of this expansion included its recent acquisition of Geo Networks, which added over 2,100 route miles to its European network. Its subsequent acquisition of Neo Telecoms, a deal expected to close in the third quarter of 2014, will give it an additional 350 metro route miles.
Already, Zayo is making an impression on the European market. Earlier this month it won a dark fiber and wavelength services agreement with UK provider TalkTalk, for example.
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