Zayo to expand North American and Western European footprint

Created August 24, 2021
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Fibre-based communications provider Zayo Group Holdings, Inc., says it is planning to deploy thirty-one high-capacity, 400G-enabled long haul routes across North America and Western Europe. The company says the availability of 400G client-side wave capabilities will allow it to deliver multi-terabit capacity across its underlying global network, enabling higher transmission rates, reduced cost per bit, increased data transfer speeds and significantly greater bandwidth capacity. Up to 800G transmission will be available in select areas as Zayo deploys significant speed enhancements in anticipation of future network needs.

The optimised wavelength network is designed to provide a direct route for multi-cloud and multi-market connectivity for content providers, hyperscalers, carriers and data centrdes. The upgrade will also enable reduced physical space requirements as well as reduced operation and maintenance costs resulting from an expected 40% reduction in power consumption.

Exceeding the current standard of 100G, Zayo says new routes will provide a fourfold increase in maximum data transfer speed, supporting 5G technologies including Internet of Things, cloud-based computing, edge computing, virtual reality, high-definition video streaming and artificial intelligence.

“400G is rapidly becoming the prevailing requirement for networks and Zayo is breaking new ground with its 800G capabilities,” said Brian Lillie, chief product and technology officer. “This deployment underscores Zayo’s commitment to maintaining the leading edge of communications infrastructure and providing state-of-the art network solutions critical to our customers’ digital transformation journeys.”

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.