Six Degrees Group Boosts Fiber Footprint with Zayo Group

Resilient fiber ring supports customer access to growing number of exchanges

LONDON--()--Global bandwidth infrastructure provider Zayo Group, LLC (“Zayo”), today announced that Six Degrees Group (“6DG”), a converged technology infrastructure provider, has selected Zayo to deploy a resilient dark fiber ring in London. The move is the result of 6DG adding diversity to its next generation network and will be completed by the end of 2014.

6DG will connect key points of presence (PoPs) across London using a secure fiber ring provided by Zayo. The diverse ring topology will allow customers to access more PoPs as the company continues to add exchanges to its ecosystem and to provide customers connectivity to Zayo’s extensive fiber network. The unique location of Zayo’s London dark fiber network lends itself to high network availability and security. With over 160 km of fiber already present below London’s streets, dark fiber can be provisioned across the city extremely quickly and cost effectively, without the need for time-consuming digs and road works.

“Data is a significant area of our business as it underpins everything that we do. It is vital that we have resilient infrastructure in place to build our network efficiently and securely,” said Campbell Williams, Group Strategy and Marketing Director, at 6DG. “Zayo was also the only provider covering all the strategic locations we were seeking with the diversity and ability to meet our need for a rapid deployment. We already use Zayo’s fiber in our core network and for some of our customer links, so we are keen to continue building a long term relationship with them as our business grows.”

“6DG has taken a bold step to add additional resiliency and diversity to its fiber infrastructure with this new ring,” said Alastair Kane, European vice-president at Zayo. “We are well positioned to work with companies like 6DG who are looking for critical connectivity, where network downtime is not an option. Our location lends itself to minimal disruption and minimizes risk of an outage. We look forward to continuing our relationship with 6DG.”

For more information on Zayo, please visit www.zayo.com

For more information on Six Degrees Group, please visit www.6dg.co.uk

About Six Degrees Group

Six Degrees Group is a privately owned converged technology infrastructure provider serving mid-market and corporate customers. The Group has a converged services portfolio – including datacentre, connectivity, voice and cloud offerings – designed to help companies meet the challenges of a connected, always-on world. Visit www.6dg.co.uk for further details.

About Zayo Group

Based in Boulder, Colo., Zayo Group provides comprehensive Bandwidth Infrastructure services in 295 markets throughout the US and Europe. Zayo delivers a full suite of lit services and dark fiber products to wireline and wireless customers, data centers, Internet content providers, high-bandwidth enterprises, and government agencies across its robust 77,000 route mile network. The company also offers 27 carrier-neutral colocation facilities across the US. Please visit www.zayo.com for more information about Zayo and its fiber solutions.

Contacts

Zayo Group
Allan Edwards/Beth Robertson, 020 3176 4709/4703
zayo@kaizo.co.uk

Contacts

Zayo Group
Allan Edwards/Beth Robertson, 020 3176 4709/4703
zayo@kaizo.co.uk