Zayo launches new managed services unit

Zayo Group's debut of its new managed services subsidiary illustrates the company's realization that business customers need a service provider that can respond and craft solutions that are tailored to their specific needs.

The new unit will be run under Zayo's Onvoy Voice Services unit, which is currently overseen by Fritz Hendricks, President of Onvoy Voice Services.

Offering specialized services over its network appears to be an ongoing trend for the Littleton, Co.-based service provider. Last year, Zayo created its dark fiber services unit, Zayo Fiber Solutions (ZFS), to build networks for wholesale carrier, enterprise and government customers.

With this new structure in place, Zayo believes it will be able to be better equipped to target its main wholesale carrier customers, but also enhance its managed services such as IP-based voice and managed data focus through Onvoy.

"We feel that separating the managed communications services from our core bandwidth infrastructure business enables both businesses to more effectively focus on their customers and continued growth," said Dan Caruso, CEO of Zayo Group.

This latest move will also complement Zayo's ongoing effort to network footprint through various acquisitions and through organic growth initiatives, meaning the service provider can target to multi-site business customer needs by offering its managed services in the markets where it has expanded its fiber footprint.  

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