Zayo gives Las Vegas customers onramp to its IP network

Zayo is giving its carrier and enterprise customers located in the Las Vegas area a new entry point onto its broader IP network by upgrading its core and metro transport rings.

Leveraging its expanded set of IP assets, including those it purchased from American Fiber Systems (AFS) and MarquisNET within Las Vegas, Zayo will be able to provide a wider range of services such as 10G IP-based solutions. Another added benefit of the upgrade is that it will provide, Zayo says, better IP performance and capacity management.

Max Clauson, vice president of Zayo's IP Product group, said the investment in Las Vegas supports the "continued expansion of our relationships with content, gaming and enterprise customers."

Zayo's Las Vegas customers will also be able to access its Tier 1 IP backbone it acquired from AboveNet last year, which reaches 270 markets across the United States and Europe.

But its move in Vegas could be replicated in other markets it entered via the acquisition of smaller fiber service providers.

While it did not give an exact timeline, Zayo said that it will continue to expand "direct access to its IP backbone into additional markets across its network."

Zayo has been extending its network presence into a number other local markets, including Baltimore and Jacksonville, through its acquisitions of Litecast and USCarrier assets.

Its regional growth strategy is paying off. The service provider said its expansion into the Washington, D.C., area, the Southeast, the Northeast and Midwest drove up fiscal Q2 revenues to $243.5 million. 

Zayo lit fiber Las Vegas

Map of Zayo lit fiber in Las Vegas. (Source: Zayo Group)

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