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Press Release -- July 29th, 2010
Source: Zayo Group
Tags: Colocation, Equipment, Ethernet, Expansion, Video

Zayo Enterprise Networks and BTI Systems Deliver New Network to Benefit Memphis Businesses

July 29th, 2010

Investment Enables High Bandwidth Ethernet Services to Meet Growing Demands of Memphis Businesses

LOUISVILLE, Colo. and OTTAWA, Ontario, July 29 /PRNewswire/ — Zayo Enterprise Networks, a fiber-based communications provider, and BTI Systems, the company that redefines metro service delivery, today announced the successful deployment of a new generation of high speed Ethernet services for their customers in Memphis, Tenn.  This rollout provides Memphis-area businesses with a cost-effective solution to increase network bandwidth and connect multiple locations with a portfolio of new Ethernet-based services. This investment follows on the heels of a similar deployment just four months ago in Denver, as part of Zayo Enterprise Networks’ Fiber-to-the-Enterprise strategy, which it plans to continue expanding into its markets across the nation.

“Zayo Enterprise Networks is investing in state-of-the-art infrastructure for the Memphis region,” said Garner Bailey, Memphis VP for Zayo Enterprise Networks. “This expansion demonstrates our commitment to the Memphis business community by providing a service delivery network to empower enterprises and give local businesses the capability to expand application connectivity on demand. This new network will provide the platform for growth needed to prosper in the new world of business.”

To simplify communications infrastructure and deliver Ethernet business services, Zayo Enterprise Networks will use innovative packet optical technology from BTI Systems that will give Memphis businesses access to cost-effective, scalable, feature-rich services for enhanced inter-site communications, Internet access, data sharing and video transport in an affordable, scalable, secure and high performance infrastructure.

“Fiber is now the critical underpinning to deliver high bandwidth connectivity to enterprises and businesses,” said Glenn Thurston, VP Global Marketing, BTI Systems. “Zayo Enterprise Networks provides a comprehensive 300-building fiber-based footprint, local support and a comprehensive portfolio of communications services for Memphis, while BTI provides the equipment that enables customized, compatible and simple services that connect their customers. Our combined expertise addresses the needs of Memphis companies to seamlessly transition from legacy technologies and networks to an advanced fiber network and service offering from Zayo Enterprise Networks.”

Zayo Enterprise Networks’ deployment leverages the entire BTI portfolio including the BTI 7000 Series and BTI 700 Series devices acting as service on-ramps at the customer premise. This network implementation provides the capacity, scalability, and service management needed to address Memphis businesses’ mission-critical applications and complements that with a focus on operational value to ensure cost-effective services.

About Zayo Enterprise Networks
Based in Louisville, Colo., Zayo Enterprise Networks ( provides fiber-based communications services to businesses, schools, hospitals, government agencies and non-profit organizations across the United States. In addition to core Ethernet connectivity, Zayo Enterprise Networks delivers comprehensive IP voice, data, colocation and video solutions. Zayo Enterprise Networks is part of Zayo Group (, based in Louisville, Colorado. Zayo Group currently provides its service over a fiber network that spans 142 markets in 27 states as well as the District of Columbia. Zayo Group consists of four complementary business units: Zayo Bandwidth, Zayo Colocation Services, Zayo Enterprise Networks and Zayo Fiber Solutions.

About BTI Systems
BTI Systems redefines service delivery with its packet-optical service platforms that help over 200 service provider and enterprise customers converge, transition and connect Ethernet, video and wireless data services in their metropolitan networks. The BTI Systems portfolio consists of the BTI 7000 Series packet optical networking platform, the BTI 700 Series Carrier Ethernet access portfolio, and the proNX Management Suite offering element, network, service management and strategic planning capabilities. BTI Systems maintains operations from its headquarters in Ottawa and throughout its regional offices in Boston, Belfast, China and Singapore. For more information, visit

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