Zayo has built out two additional points of presence (PoPs) in Tokyo and Sydney, a move that reflects the growing demand for the carrier’s wholesale and enterprise services in the region.
The two new PoPs complement existing Zayo PoPs in Hong Kong and Singapore. What’s significant about these new locations is that all four are key centers for finance and commerce, and serve as gateways to China and Southeast Asia.
By opening these two new PoPs, Zayo said it can now provide integrated infrastructure services across five continents. Customers can take advantage of Zayo’s growing fiber footprint and strategic partnerships with local providers.
Having a greater presence in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region would make Zayo a more valuable target to wholesale and business customers that need connectivity not only within Asia but also back to the U.S. Zayo now has a greater West Coast base after acquiring Electric Lightwave, for example.
Multinational companies have continued to expand their presence in the APAC region in recent years. The region is now the largest e-commerce market in the world, with China, Japan and Australia remaining the top three countries. It is home to 55% of the world’s population and half of the world’s internet users.
Zayo’s Global Reach plans to evaluate success-based expansions across the globe to serve its enterprise customers’ international needs.