As wireless operators move forward with their C-RAN deployments, it could spell new opportunities for a host of competitive fiber providers and tower providers like Zayo Group and Crown Castle that offer dark and lit fiber services.
Zayo Group recently won a $15.6 million, 12-year contract by the City of Fort Worth, Texas, to supply it with dark fiber service to satisfy the growth of its network, reflecting the trend of municipalities working with third parties to build a network foundation to support bandwidth-intensive applications.
Zayo is making a large expansion to its zColo Atlanta data center at 1100 White Street SW in order to accommodate a new unnamed content provider customer.
Zayo Group snapped up another fiber backhaul deal with a major U.S. wireless provider and the company expects a strong return its investment because it's using in-place fiber network.
Zayo Group has completed its acquisition of Canada's Allstream, enabling it to provide its differentiated strategy and service automation capabilities to the country's business customers.
Videotron has reached a deal to acquire fiber-centric service provider Fibernoire for $88.6 million, enhancing its ability to effectively compete with growing threats from U.S. providers like Zayo that are coming into Canada.
Zayo is providing a dedicated connectivity to Office 365 through Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, enhancing its cloud capabilities for enterprise customers.
Zayo will use a variety of innovative techniques to meet the wireless backhaul and enterprise needs of its customers. The company recently won a fiber-to-the-tower contract with an unnamed wireless operator in Atlanta.
Canada-based business provider Allstream, which is in the process of being acquired by Zayo, is already moving to penetrate new business service opportunities in the United States by introducing cross-border service for its Hosted Collaboration Solution.
Zayo has secured a new dark fiber anchor contract with an unnamed large content provider along its planned Phoenix to Dallas fiber route, illustrating a growing thirst for fiber solutions from various vertical segments.