Zayo has expanded its fiber-to-the-tower (FTTT) footprint in San Antonio to serve one of its anchor wireless service provider customers, furthering its presence in the growing dark fiber to the tower segment.
To complete this buildout, Zayo will extend its existing network in San Antonio and Austin by more than 700 miles to provide FTTT service to more than 300 towers.
"We continue to see strength in our Mobile Infrastructure solutions and plan to leverage our growing footprint to increase the yield and return on our investment over time," said Jacob Fuller, vice president of Zayo's Mobile Infrastructure business, in a release.
Similar to earlier rollouts in Austin, the new fiber network expansion will also have the added effect of enabling it to deliver connectivity to area businesses, hospitals, universities and government agencies.
Upon completing this latest expansion, Zayo's FTTT network will include over 8,500 macro towers nationwide, including those under construction.
But Texas is just one market where Zayo is gaining FTTT momentum.
The service provider has also won a deal in Indiana to install fiber to 78 new towers, which will require the company to construct 234 new route miles of fiber. The amount of fiber it has deploy is reduced because of the 350 miles of existing fiber network that Zayo will leverage, bringing down the company's capital investment for the project to an incremental $14 million.
Zayo's ongoing FTTT projects have continued to grow, something it saw in its fiscal second quarter. During that period, a number of new customer wins drove fiscal second quarter gross installs to $6.4 million and net installs to a near-record $2.2 million.
- see the release
Zayo net installs rise to $6.4M as provider narrows net losses to $10.8M
Zayo, Crown Castle, other dark fiber providers could get revenue boost from C-RAN fronthaul, says Well Fargo
Zayo upgrades Forth Worth, Texas municipal network with dark fiber