Global carrier chooses Zayo for UK dark fiber

A major global carrier has selected Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) for dark fiber infrastructure in the UK, the company said.

The solution includes 1,100 miles (1,800 km) of dark fiber to connect several data centers across the UK Zayo´s UK network extends from Glasgow and Edinburgh in the north, to Birmingham and Manchester and includes dense metro fiber in London.

The global carrier is pursuing a high-capacity, low-latency infrastructure in the UK to support current bandwidth demand, grow its customer base and prepare for 5G. Zayo was selected based on its ability to provide a solution that can evolve with customer requirements, including low latency, agility and scalability. The dark fiber solution represents the first phase of a multi-phase mobile infrastructure project for the customer.

Mobile operators in Europe are implementing network upgrades to accommodate unprecedented data demand from a proliferation of devices. Densifying the terrestrial network optimizes spectrum, improving capacity and performance.

Zayo Group provides communications infrastructure services, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure to the world´s businesses. Customers include wireless and wireline carriers, media and content companies and finance, healthcare and other large enterprises. Zayo´s 128,200-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. For more information, visit