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Zayo Completes AboveNet Network Integration

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Zayo Group announced Thursday that it has completed the integration of the AboveNet network, which it acquired this summer. The combined network nearly doubles Zayo’s national network reach and provides connectivity that spans more than 61,000 route miles in 45 states and seven countries.

Zayo also has completed the consolidation of network management and customer support into a single Network Control Center. Customers will receive support on all services through a single point of contact that can access all their service records, as well as related network elements across the combined network.

The integration of the Zayo and AboveNet fiber networks includes the combination of the previously separate DWDM, Ethernet and IP systems. The combined wavelength network provides high bandwidth connectivity between Zayo’s connected markets and will be utilized for higher-level services, such as Ethernet and IP. The Ethernet and IP networks allow customers to access Zayo’s Tier 1 IP network by extending across and into metro markets shared by Zayo and AboveNet. The interconnection of these previously independent fiber networks included creating fiber connections to link key network nodes as well as implementing new network equipment enabling them to communicate.   

Customers can now access Zayo’s national and dense metro networks across points-of-presence in more than 200 markets. Zayo’s points-of-presence span 18 of the 20 largest markets in the U.S., as well as smaller markets, such as Spokane, Boise and Albuquerque. The integration also brings access to major cities across Europe including London, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam through Zayo’s transatlantic capacity and European fiber networks.


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