Zayo progresses on dark fiber network for Proximity Data Centres

Zayo progresses on dark fiber network for Proximity Data Centres

Zayo, a UK-based bandwidth infrastructure provider, has completed building Proximity Data Centre’s latest high-capacity dark fiber network at its Proximity Edge 4 colocation data center in Chester Gates to grow its network of fiber connections for a variety of users.

The dark fiber connection in Proximity Edge 4 will grant low-latency services to businesses in the northwest region of England, according to a press release issued by Proximity Data Centres. The dark fiber network will aid a growing number of app developers and content delivery providers looking to move data and content closer to users. Zayo also offers dark fiber, ethernet, wavelengths, and IP; while also provisioning low latency circuits from Proximity Edge 4 to data center hubs in Manchester, England; Dublin, Ireland; and the U.S., to increase resilience for cloud services.

“We are delighted that Zayo is continuing to increase its points of presence across our expanding footprint of regional UK edge data centers,” remarked John Hall, managing director of colocation at Proximity Data Centres. “This is in line with our strategy of enabling Proximity’s sites to function as secure interconnected regional communications hubs for the benefit of our customers, offering the widest availability of diverse high-speed, low-latency fiber connections to carriers, ISPs and cloud providers.”

The completion of the Chester Gates colocation data center finishes the work that was started in June 2021. Zayo is also said to be almost completed with a dark fiber network connection at Proximity’s Nottingham edge data center; and added a Birmingham data center earlier this year, growing its number of strategic direct points of presence to three.

Andrew Tipping, director of business development of Zayo Europe for the UK, said, “Proximity’s edge data centers are ideal points of presence for Zayo, enabling us to address the growing demand from businesses and service providers for more network capacity in key regional areas. Connecting to Proximity’s strategic hubs in major UK conurbations allows us to further satisfy their latency, bandwidth and backhaul requirements.”

Proximity Data Centre currently has interconnected regional data centers in Birmingham, Bridgend, Swindon, Nottingham, Rugby, Liverpool, Chester Gates and Wakefield, among other cities. It expects to have a total of 20 sites available within 12 months, all within major conurbation areas.

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