Zayo Group’s ‘near-net’ expansion to bring 100G connectivity to Western Europe


Zayo Group’s ‘near-net’ expansion to bring 100G connectivity to Western Europe Duncan is an award-winning technology industry analyst, specialising in cloud computing, blockchain, martech and edge computing.

Zayo Group, a specialst in fibre network infrastructure, has revealed that thousands more businesses throughout Europe will be able to access up to 100G connectivity thanks to its near-net expansion.

This development will enhance connectivity options for businesses across the UK & Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany and France, providing robust and high-speed network solutions to meet customers’ evolving IT infrastructure needs. This allows Zayo to quickly and easily connect organisations in close proximity to its fibre infrastructure.

Zayo currently provides approximately 7,000 buildings across eight key European markets with near-net connectivity. Expansion is planned throughout 2024 in London, Manchester, Amsterdam, Stuttgart, Berlin, Dublin and various markets in France.

Omdia data highlights that 63% of enterprises have invested in a private data centre to achieve 100G connectivity, while 54% are partnering with multiple public cloud providers for the same outcome. Zayo’s near-net expansion will remove this need by delivering reliable, scalable connectivity for thousands more businesses near its fibre infrastructure.

Michael Katz, VP of Products and Technology, said: “Too many businesses rely on incumbent broadband services, which can significantly hinder performance and productivity. Our near-net expansion leaves this issue in the past for thousands more businesses throughout Europe. We will bring our suite of connectivity services to the front door for companies that have previously struggled with unreliable connectivity options, streamlining the process and creating an environment where they can easily adopt cloud systems and innovative technologies to help their businesses thrive. Zayo designs, builds and delivers the highest quality, low-latency networks to markets throughout Europe, and this is just another step forward in our continued expansion plans.”

Ian Redpath, research director at global analyst firm Omdia, said: “74% of enterprises need a 100G connection to support their own private and multiple public cloud data centres. Zayo’s near-net expansion extends fibre infrastructure directly into many more client sites, enabling 100Gbps high capacity, low latency, arterial connectivity required to support today’s modern, cloud-centric, IT infrastructure.”

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