Technology  May 3, 2022

Boulder’s Zayo completes 400 gbps trial in Europe

LONDON — Zayo Group Holdings Inc., a Boulder-based global provider of fiber-based communications solutions, and Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a digital infrastructure company, has completed a 400-gigabits-per-second trial, connecting data centers in London and Paris on Zayo’s subsea fiber network. 

In a press statement, Zayo said that the trial occurred in the first quarter of 2022 and “marks the latest joint innovation between the companies as they prepare for the growing need to move continually-increasing volumes of data faster than ever before.”

“As the first global data center platform to trial 400G, we see tremendous potential in how it will help power our next generation of services,” Muhammad Durrani, senior director of global network architecture for Equinix, said in the statement. “Our success in this trial is about more than faster speeds; it’s about the outcomes it will enable for our customers, such as achieving the low-latency requirements of critical devices transforming everything from transportation to health care.” 

The new 400G technology reduced hardware from four separate 100G optical cards to just one 400G card. This resulted in fewer handoffs between the customer and Zayo, reducing potential points of failure, Zayo said. 

“At Zayo, not only are we focused on our customers’ connectivity needs today, we are preparing for their speed, latency, and capacity needs of tomorrow while simultaneously driving efficiencies and simplifying the overall network design,” said Yannick Leboyer, Zayo’s COO in Europe. The trial also demonstrated technology to reduce power consumption by 40% per gigabit, the company said.

Zayo said its goal is to deliver 400G services across the majority of its U.S. and European routes by the end of 2022.

LONDON — Zayo Group Holdings Inc., a Boulder-based global provider of fiber-based communications solutions, and Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a digital infrastructure company, has completed a 400-gigabits-per-second trial, connecting data centers in London and Paris on Zayo’s subsea fiber network. 

In a press statement, Zayo said that the trial occurred in the first quarter of 2022 and “marks the latest joint innovation between the companies as they prepare for the growing need to move continually-increasing volumes of data faster than ever before.”

“As the first global data center platform to trial 400G, we see tremendous potential in how it will…

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