Zayo Group Near-Net Expansion Boosts Connectivity in Europe

Many businesses rely on incumbent broadband services which hinder productivity — our expansion solves this issue, says Michael Katz, Zayo Group VP

Global fibre network infrastructure leader Zayo Group has been empowering some of the world’s largest and most innovative companies to connect what’s next for their business since 2007. Headquartered in Colorado, US, Zayo Group’s future-ready network spans over 17 million fibre miles and 142,000 route miles enabling carriers, cloud providers, data centres, schools, and enterprises to deliver exceptional experiences, from core to cloud to edge.

Zayo Group serves:

  • Over 1,400 on-net data centers
  • 25 of the 30 largest global banks 
  • 70% of the top US financial services firms 
  • 9 of the top 10 largest software providers in the world
  • 19,141 schools 

Boosting connectivity across Europe

Zayo Group is currently developing a near-net expansion that will enable thousands more businesses throughout Europe to access up to 100G connectivity. Zayo currently provides approximately 7,000 buildings across eight key European markets with near-net connectivity., and the move will boost business connectivity in countries including the UK & Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany and France, allowing Zayo to quickly and easily connect organisations in close proximity to its fibre infrastructure.

“Too many businesses rely on incumbent broadband services, which can significantly hinder performance and productivity,” shares Michael Katz, VP of Products and Technology at Zayo Group. 

“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.”

Katz has been at Zayo Group for over a decade, having joined the company in 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Financial Management from the University of South Africa, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science.


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