Zayo looks to reignite bandwidth trading trend with Tranzact service

Zayo appears to be taking a new stab at the long forgotten bandwidth trading concept by launching Tranzact, a platform that will allow enterprise customers or resellers the ability to order bandwidth services.

With Tranzact, Zayo said customers can quickly and easily get pricing, place orders and view existing and pending services.

Customers that use the service can shop from and purchase from over 70,000 global locations and buy bandwidth services in two minutes or less. Given the diverse needs of each customer, they can also search by building, location type, data centers and cloud providers.

While selling their own service is the priority, Zayo said customers that use the platform can add locations to quotes, even those not on its own network.

"Tranzact engages our customers with a simple, intuitive platform," said Hannah Wanderer, Tranzact director, in a release. "Our platform development is driven by User Experience Design (UXD) allowing us to quickly release the features and functionality that our customers want most."

Given the aggressive movement to expand its network in both the U.S. and in Europe, including moving into third-party data center facilities like 325 Hudson in New York, offering a bandwidth ordering capability could make Zayo more visible to new and existing customers that are looking for a streamlined method to order network bandwidth.

For more:
- see the release

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