Telecom company chooses Zayo for dark fiber

A major US telecommunications company has selected Zayo for dark fiber infrastructure between Memphis and the greater New Orleans area, the company said.

The solution leverages Zayo´s existing network, acquired from 360networks, with no additional construction required.

The dark fiber is part of the carrier´s upgrade to higher capacity fiber across its network. The 20-year IRU provides the carrier with fiber along Zayo´s unique southeastern route, a critical communications infrastructure corridor.

Carriers and cable companies continue to add fiber infrastructure to their networks to increase capacity and improve latency, essential for higher bandwidth communications and applications. According to the USTelecom Association, the US wireline industry continues to make significant investment to expand and upgrade broadband infrastructure for consumers and businesses, with investment in 2015 exceeding USD75 billion.

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) provides communications infrastructure services, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud services to the world´s leading businesses. Customers include wireless and wireline carriers, media and content companies and finance, healthcare and other large enterprises.