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Global Reach Partnerships Extend Zayo’s Reach to International Trading Markets

Zayo On-net to 12 of 16 Top Global Stock Exchanges

The financial services industry has evolved substantially over the past few decades, with the introduction of electronic markets, high frequency trading and the abundance of data being sent between firms and exchanges around the world. Coupled with ongoing infrastructure enhancements in new and emerging markets throughout Latin America and Asia-Pacific, we are seeing the expanse of the financial world shrink through the ability to quickly and easily communicate and trade across borders.

Technology is a massive driver of this change, but it is not one new technology in particular. As developments continue in how data and technology interact to enable machine learning for market data analysis, cloud computing to backtest trading strategies and the shift to mobile platforms, the networks that transmit this data must be designed in a way that promotes flexible delivery and consumption between global markets.

With the assets and expertise that came through Zayo’s acquisition of Spread Networks, Zayo is focused on extending its flagship New York to Chicago financial exchange connectivity to every major financial market around the world. Leveraging Zayo’s owned, low-latency network routes and Global Reach partners, Zayo provides access to key markets in the U.S., Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

The strategy behind Global Reach: our international customer base requires connectivity beyond the boundaries of Zayo’s owned fibre network. Zayo has established strategic partnerships to create end-to-end solutions that access key locations worldwide, including financial and commercial centres in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. We serve customers in multiple sectors through our Global Reach partnerships, including retail, ecommerce, content and media and carriers. With connectivity needs that extend from global offices, branches, data centres and exchanges, the financial sector represents Zayo’s largest base of Global Reach customers.

Leveraging a global team dedicated to the success of Zayo’s financial customers, our approach to the expansion of Zayo’s exchange connectivity routes is thoughtful and strategic. Starting with market capitalization as a key indicator of size and demand for a particular exchange, Zayo is connected on-net to 12 out of the 16 stock exchanges in the world that have listed companies with market capitalization over $1 trillion in aggregate. Also known as the “$1 Trillion Club,” this group of exchanges represents more than 80 percent of global market capitalization. They include:

  • New York Stock Exchange
  • Nasdaq
  • Tokyo Stock Exchange
  • London Stock Exchange
  • Euronext
  • Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Toronto Stock Exchange
  • Deutsche Borse
  • Swiss Stock Exchange
  • South Korea Stock Exchange
  • Stockholm Stock Exchange
  • Australia Stock Exchange

In addition, Zayo is evaluating key emerging markets, where recent enhancements in infrastructure and new trading strategies are becoming increasingly attractive to global investors.

“Our focus is to provide end-to-end global solutions to our customers through a combination of our strong fibre footprint, carefully negotiated strategic partnerships and exceptional ‘white glove’ service,” said Brandon Gouin, vice president, Spread Networks by Zayo. “Global Reach partnerships now extend our reach to key locations and data centres in 39 countries.”