LOUISVILLE, Colo.– July 27, 2012 – Zayo Group announces the completion of the network integration between Zayo and AboveNet networks. The resulting combined network nearly doubles Zayo’s national network reach, and provides connectivity that spans over 65,000 route miles in 45 states and 7 countries. Zayo closed the acquisition of AboveNet on July 2nd, 2012.
The integration of the Zayo and AboveNet fiber networks includes the combination of the previously separate DWDM (Wavelengths), Ethernet and IP systems. The combined Wavelength network provides high bandwidth connectivity between Zayo’s connected markets, and will be utilized for higher level services like Ethernet and IP. The Ethernet and IP networks allow customers to access Zayo’s Tier 1 IP network by extending across and into Metro markets shared by Zayo and AboveNet.
The interconnection of the two previously independent fiber networks included creating fiber connections to link key network nodes as well as implementing new network equipment that enables the previously independent networks to communicate. Zayo has also completed the consolidation of network management and customer support into a single Network Control Center. Customers will receive support on all services through a single point of contact that can access all their service records as well as related network elements across the combined network.
Customers can now access Zayo’s national and dense metro networks across points-of-presence in over 200 markets, spanning 18 of the 20 largest markets in the US as well as smaller markets such as Spokane, Boise and Albuquerque with unique network assets. The integration also brings access to major cities across Europe including London, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam through Zayo’s transatlantic capacity and European fiber networks.
“The AboveNet acquisition is the largest in Zayo history,” states Dan Caruso, President and CEO of Zayo Group. “An important part of our acquisition strategy is to completely and quickly integrate acquisitions so customers benefit from the expanded network assets and we can achieve targeted cost savings.”
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About Zayo Group
Based in Louisville, Colo., privately owned Zayo Group (www.zayo.com) is an international provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure and network-neutral colocation and interconnection services. Zayo serves wireline and wireless carriers, data centers, internet content and services companies, high bandwidth enterprises as well as federal, state and local government agencies. Zayo provides these services over regional, metro, national, international, and fiber-to-the-tower networks. Zayo’s network assets include over 61,000 route miles, covering 45 states plus Washington, D.C. as well as London, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Toronto and Tokyo. Additionally, Zayo has approximately 9,000 buildings and 2,400 cell towers on-net, and over 136,000 square feet of billable colocation space. On June 5, 2012 Zayo announced its agreement to acquire FiberGate, a Dark Fiber provider in the Washington, D.C. area which is expected to close during the third quarter of 2012.
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