According to a report by the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association, compared to other advanced economies, Europe has significantly less coverage of fixed network infrastructure suitable for supporting ultra-high speed networks. Cable network infrastructure implemented within the last century currently reaches just under 50 percent of properties in Europe, compared to over 80 percent in the United States. This is just one of many factors driving the much-needed improvement of fibre networks both within and between major metropolitan markets in the region.

At Zayo, they are addressing this need through the expansion of their diverse, high-quality fibre assets throughout Europe. Through partnerships with leading network providers, they provide customers with global reach capabilities to take them nearly anywhere they need to be in Europe and beyond. Their most recent deployments of low latency network connectivity are customer-driven within cities and regions of the greatest need. 

New Dense Metro Networks

In Newcastle, Zayo has deployed a full set of lit fibre services, including IP, into the Stellium Datacentre. This will allow Zayo to supply connectivity requests locally while also supporting North East England’s rapidly developing technology sector. Altogether, Zayo now has 196 connected data centres in the UK.

Long-Haul Connectivity

Zayo’s deployment of lit fibre services into Stellium has enabled them to provide 10G and 100G diverse waves as well as 10G Ethernet and IP services from the facility. Stellium is now their main IP node north of Manchester and provides connectivity to the North Atlantic Loop and the new subsea cable AEC-2, which offers an alternate route from the East Coast of the U.S. to Ireland and Northern Europe. Additionally, Stellium will provide connectivity to both the North Sea Connect and the NO-UK subsea cable systems, linking Norway and Denmark to the UK. These lit fibre services allow Zayo to deliver direct diverse connectivity between key cable landing stations in the north of England from the West (Blackpool) to the East (Newcastle). 

Zayo’s European fibre network

Zayo global teams are also investing in long-haul connectivity between key cities in Europe. Recent deployments have included a new third dark fibre route between Dublin and London which will be of particular interest to businesses looking to implement triversity of connectivity between two key European capitals. A new lit route from the UK to the Netherlands that avoids London Metro networks addresses the needs of businesses seeking a non-London centric route within their service portfolio. Connectivity across the South of France has also been enhanced with a new lit route from Marseille to Bordeaux via Montpelier and Toulouse. Further expansions planned for late 2020 into early 2021 include a new lit route from Marseille to Zurich and a new route into Marseille Interxion 2 (MRS2).

Zayo’s ongoing development of dense fibre assets in western Europe will enable them to continue providing innovative solutions to their customers. In line with their efforts to advance network connectivity across the region, Zayo is committed to providing their customers with mission-critical routes central to their business while also laying the foundation for the 5G future and beyond with greater density, diversity, latency and turnkey mobile infrastructure.

To speak to Zayo about network solutions for your organisation, or more information about Zayo’s European Metro Networks and Long-Haul Routes, email them at EUFiber@Zayo.com

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