Zayo Group has completed a long-haul dark fibre route between Los Angeles and Dallas to support telcos and boost interconnectivity between its own data centres.
Zayo’s 128,000-mile network in North America and Europe provides extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centres. On top of high-capacity dark fibre, wavelength, Ethernet and other connectivity solutions, Zayo offers colocation and cloud infrastructure in its carrier-neutral data centres.
The company began building the new 2,000-mile LA route in 2015, which includes upgrades and new construction. To support a return on investment, Zayo says it has secured multiple new dark fibre and wavelengths anchor tenants on the route.
The firm will offer a full range of connectivity solutions and will enable a 100G wavelengths service later this month. New connections will be available between Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, El Paso, Fort Worth and Dallas.
Jack Waters, CTO and president of fibre solutions at Zayo, said: “Zayo is committed to success-based investments in our network, and this expansion will help meet the high-bandwidth demands across many industries. We continue to collaborate with key customers and construct critical strategic routes to ensure the availability of high-performance fibre and infrastructure.”
Last year, Zayo acquired Phoenix-based infrastructure and telecom services provider Electric Lightwave for $1.4bn. That firm provided connectivity to over 100 data centres on long-haul fibre routes in 35 markets in the US. Zayo opened its fourth data centre in the Paris area last year to give its European business a boost.