Zayo has joined the award-winning Telx Ethernet Exchange at Telx's Atlanta data center. This partnership will help Zayo continue to organically grow its 518 mile metro fiber network which today connects over 250 enterprise locations and more than 50 carrier pops, LSOs and Data Center facilities throughout the greater Atlanta area.
The partnership will further extend Zayo's network reach, opening new business opportunities with other wholesale buyers and sellers of Ethernet while ensuring end-to-end cross network quality of service.
“Ethernet services come in many varieties and not all of them are equal,” David Howson, president, Zayo Bandwidth, said. “Transport and delivery can take several forms and vary in quality. End-to-end service must meet stringent Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Telx's Ethernet Exchange environment removes much of this complexity and enables a scalable platform for Ethernet interconnection across carrier networks.”
Zayo's Ethernet service offering is designed as a carrier-grade transport alternative for traditional TDM, SONET, ATM and Frame Relay networks. Zayo offers protected and unprotected Ethernet with multiple interface options and speeds. Zayo's Ethernet service connects its customers' LANs within the same metropolitan area or across regions using an optical fiber transport. As a Telx Ethernet Exchange member, Zayo can leverage a high-value community of carriers and enterprises in the Atlanta area to establish new revenue streams by expanding their network footprint.
Glenn Calafati, vice president and general manager of Interconnection Services, Telx, said, “The Telx Ethernet Exchange is a fast, cost-effective way for wholesale Ethernet providers like Zayo to expand their service delivery model. Not only does this partnership make it easier for carrier customers to connect to Zayo's Ethernet platform in our Atlanta data center, but it gives our Global Marketplace of customers even more last-mile connectivity choices. We look forward to helping Zayo continue to expand its market reach through the benefits of the Ethernet Exchange.”
Zayo was in news recently when the company announced that it had signed an agreement to purchase 360networks (News - Alert), a wholesaler that operates fiber networks throughout Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets in the western United States.
Sujata Garud is a TMCnet freelancer with three years of writing/editing experience and two years of market research experience. As an editor she has covered the IT, electronics, banking, pharma, construction, mining and healthcare industries. To see more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Carrie Schmelkin