Zayo Group is telecom and fiber company. The company is publicly traded on the NYSE under the ticker ZAYO.

Zayo was founded in 2007 and is a provider of Network, Fiber, Cloud and Colocation services. The colocation division is known as zColo.

Zayo Company History:


Zayo has been a skilled acquirer of Fiber, Network, and Data Center companies.

2016

  • Zayo acquired Allstream, a Canadian, telecommunications company that had been in business for 170 years. Initially established as a telegraph service provider over Canada's first transcontinental railroad.
  • Electric Lightwave (ELI) was acquired for $1.42 billion. ELI had previously acquired Integra Telecom

2015:

  • Zayo acquired the Fiber and Enterprise divisions of IdeaTek Systems for $52 Million. The acquisition added fiber footprint in Kansas.
  • Zayo acquired Latisys, a data center and IaaS Cloud provider for $675 Million

2014:

  • Zayo completed an IPO on the NYSE which raised $278 million providing a market cap of $5
    Billion
  • Zayo acquired Colo Facilities Atlanta (aka AtlantaNAP)
  • Zayo acquired Neo Telecoms
  • Zayo acquired Geo Networks Ltd
  • Zayo acquired CoreXchange, Inc., a Dallas based data center operator

2013:

  • Zayo acquired Core NAP, an Austin based data center operator
  • Zayo acquired Access Communications, Inc for its Minneapolis-St Paul fiber network
  • Zayo acquired FiberLink, a Mid-West dark fiber operator

2012:

  • Zayo acquired AboveNet
  • Zayo acquired Arialink for fiber assest in Lansing and Ann Arbor Michigan
  • Zayo acquired FiberGate for fiber assets in the greater Washington DC area
  • Zayo acquired USCarrier
  • Zayo acquired First Telecom Services
  • Zayo acquired Litecast/Balticore for $22 Million

2011:

  • Zayo acquired 360networks for $345 Million
  • Zayo acquired MarquisNet data center business in Las Vegas

2010:

  • Zayo acquired AGL Networks
  • Zayo acquired American Fiber Solutions
  • Zayo acquired Dolphini’s Cummins Station data centers

2009:

  • Zayo acquired FiberNet Telecom Group, Inc

2008:

  • Zayo acquired Citynet Fiber Network (CFN), the wholesale division of integrated communications provider, Citynet
  • Zayo acquired Columbia Fiber Solutions
  • Zayo acquired some assets of Adesta Communications
  • Zayo acquired a Fiber network from Northwest Telephone
  • Zayo acquired a Fiber network from CenturyTel

2007:

  • Zayo Founded and raised $225 Million in private equity funding.
  • Zayo acquired Memphis Networx
  • Zayo acquired PPL Telecom
  • Zayo acquired Indiana Fiber Works
  • Zayo acquired VoicePipe
  • Zayo acquired Onvoy
Headquarters:
1805 29th St, Boulder, CO 80301
Stock:
NYSE: ZAYO
Services:
Retail Colocation (Cabinets, Cages, RU)
Company Type:
Owned by a Carrier, but operates as Carrier-Neutral
Cross Connect:
No charge

Zayo News Add Post


Alibaba Cloud to launch London region

China’s favorite e-commerce giant Alibaba is planning the launch of a cloud region in London, two years after entering the European market with a data center in Frankfurt.

The move was not highly publicized; the company merely updated its website to advertise the future availability zones in the UK and an unspecified ‘Launch Date,’ offering early bird plans and free services to its potential customers.

Among these are three types of elastic compute services from low to high performance web servers, as well as a database hosting service, ApsaraDB for RDS.

It is unclear whether the company is building its own data center in the UK, and the information on its site – promising two nines of availability, dual availability zones and other generic data center characteristics such as CCTV, fiber diversity and 24/7 on-site engineers – gives little clue as to where it could be leasing the space.

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Zayo is continuing to build Fiber in existing markets

It is good to see Zayo's commitment to continue invest and buildout fiber.

Dave Jones, EVP of dark fiber services for Zayo, told FierceTelecom that while the service provider will look for opportunities to grow its fiber network into new markets, enhancing existing builds allows it to gain new contracts with current customers, but also new customers that are along the path of the fiber.

“We’re continuing to look at opportunities to grow the network in new markets, but probably the bigger focus is on doubling down and getting greater depth in our existing markets,” Jones said. “With the majority of our existing markets being NFL cities and smaller markets, we’re going deep in each markets and leveraging those investments.”

Jones added that while it’s not ruling out new builds, “the focus has shifted now that we have these good footprints in place or being deployed over the next few years it creates a lot of opportunities for us.”

The service provider continues to see growing interest in dark fiber from a host of customer sets, including a mix of wireless operators, and increasingly school districts and health care providers. Source: FierceTelecom Sept 14, 2016

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Zayo Locations


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Zayo Egham
34-35 Wick Road
Egham, United Kingdom
Located in London
  • 0.7 Megawatts
zColo 1100 Empire Central
1100 Empire Central Pl
Dallas, TX 75247
Located in Dallas
  • 36,000 Gross SqFt
  • 0.9 Megawatts
zColo 17400 Von Karman
17400 Von Karman Ave
Irvine, CA 92614
Located in Los Angeles
  • 87,800 Gross SqFt
  • 10.0 Megawatts
zColo Amsterdam Konigshof
Schipluidenlaan 4
1062 HE Amsterdam, Netherlands
Located in Amsterdam
  • 0.7 Megawatts
  • Does not own Owns the Building
zColo Atlanta
1100 White St SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
Located in Atlanta
  • 72,000 Gross SqFt

The site was formerly operated by Colo Facilities Atlanta (aka AtlantaNAP) before Zayo acquired AtlantaNAP in 2014.

zColo Austin
7218 McNeil Dr
Austin, TX 78729
Located in Austin

This site was formerly operated by Core NAP before Zayo acquired CoreNAP in 2013.

zColo Besançon
2 Rue Albert Einstein
25000 Besançon, France
Located in France
  • 0.2 Megawatts
  • Does not own Owns the Building
zColo Boston 1 Summer
1 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110
Located in Boston
  • 8,000 Gross SqFt
  • 0.8 Megawatts
zColo Brussels
Tollaan 99A B1932 St Stevens
Brussels, Belgium
Located in Brussels
  • 8,900 Gross SqFt
  • 1.0 Megawatts
zColo Chicago (840 S Canal)
840 S Canal St
Chicago, IL 60607
Located in Chicago
  • 23,000 Gross SqFt
  • 2.0 Megawatts

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