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Zayo provides data centre connectivity for Next Connex in London

Zayo’s fibre network supports Next Connex’s requirement for secure data transfer for its customers

London, January 9, 2013, Zayo Group - Zayo Group announces it will provide dark fibre connectivity to Next Connex, a wholesale data centre and internet infrastructure provider. The bespoke connection from Zayo allows Next Connex to support data centre operators by providing connectivity to other data centres and Internet hubs throughout London.

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Zayo’s dedicated, fibre infrastructure will enable Next Connex to deliver high bandwidth connectivity solutions to Next Connex’s new customers in their facilities. Zayo’s dense fibre deployment will also support Next Connex’s backbone network, allowing customers to extend to other Next Connex locations.

Richard Auld, Commercial Director, Next Connex, commented: “Zayo not only offers a resilient and secure network with dark fibre connectivity across London, they were able to meet our challenging lead times and deliver a competitive pricing model. Zayo’s diverse solutions support our objective to meet customer demand and provide long term scalability and network security.”

“Zayo has focused on connecting high bandwidth locations, like Next Connex’s data centres, to our UK fibre network,” states Stephanie Copeland, Senior Vice President, Zayo Group.  “Next Connex will provide a great opportunity to continue to expand our network and offer Bandwidth Infrastructure solutions to a greater set of customers.”

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About Zayo Group
Based in Louisville, Colo., privately owned Zayo Group (www.zayo.com) is an international provider of fibre-based Bandwidth Infrastructure and network-neutral colocation and interconnection services. Zayo Group serves wireline and wireless carriers, data centres, Internet content and services companies, high bandwidth enterprises as well as federal, state and local government agencies. Zayo Group provides these services over regional, metro, national, international and fibre-to-the-tower networks. With its recent acquisitions of AboveNet and FiberGate, Zayo Group’s network assets include approximately 67,000 route miles, covering 45 states plus Washington, D.C. Additionally, Zayo Group has over 141,000 billable square feet of colocation space and approximately 10,258 on-net buildings, including 507 data centres, 513 Points-of-Presence (POPs), and 2,664 cell towers.

About Next Connex
Next Connex is a Wholesale Data Centre and Internet Infrastructure provider offering colocation at multiple Data Centres connected by its own fibre-optic network. Next Connex operates a 700Km fibre optic network in the UK, linking London Docklands, City, and Slough to Newport (South Wales), Birmingham, Leicester and Milton Keynes. Next Connex specialises in high bandwidth Data Centre connections to Systems Integrators, Service Providers and IT companies building their own solutions on the resilient core infrastructure.

For more information on Next Connex visit www.nextconnex.com

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

Contact Information:
Kristanne Roberts
Kaizo
+44 20 3176 4708
Kristanne.roberts@kaizo.co.uk