Multinational retailer chooses Zayo for global WAN solution

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) has been selected by a multinational retailer for a global wide area network (WAN) solution to accommodate the company´s growing presence in APAC, the company said.

The solution will provide the customer with a trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific global ring, enabling connectivity across four continents.

The network will include wavelengths and Ethernet connectivity, linking company locations between the US and London, US and Singapore and London and Singapore. It includes dedicated capacity on the new SEA-ME-WE-5 subsea cable system, which connects Southeast Asia to Western Europe. The transaction also leverages Zayo´s recently announced point of presence (PoP) in Singapore.

The solution will enable the customer to move from a fragmented infrastructure supply chain to a highly consolidated approach, eliminating complexity and significantly improving efficiency. “Zayo´s established relationship with the customer and our ability to provide unified services, including a low-latency backbone, were key factors in winning this business,” said Jack Waters, CTO and president of Network Solutions at Zayo. “The transaction also enables a success-based expansion onto the new subsea cable system, which provides Zayo with dedicated capacity between Asia and Europe.”

Zayo Group Holdings 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 126,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers.