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Press Release -- November 1st, 2011
Source: Zayo Group
Tags: Colocation, Ethernet, Wavelength

Zayo Selects Cyan for Major Manhattan Network Upgrade

Zayo Expands Capability to Deliver Advanced Ethernet and Wavelength Services to Businesses and Carriers with Cyan Hardware and Software Solutions

Louisville, CO and Petaluma, CA, November 1, 2011 – Cyan today announced that Zayo, a national provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure and network-neutral colocation and interconnection services, has selected the Cyan Z-Series platform for an upgrade to its Manhattan network. With the Manhattan network upgrade, Zayo is able to offer more advanced Ethernet and wavelength services to some of the largest financial institutions in the world as well as wholesale packet services tolarge carriers and wireless operators. The Cyan Z-Series packet-optical transport platform (P-OTP) has been deployed in multiple Zayo markets over the past two years – demonstrating carrier class reliability, scalable Ethernet services, along with valuable service management and SLA reporting capability in the Cyan360 Software portfolio.

“Cyan has been very effective for us across multiple markets so it made sense to look to them when we decided to upgrade our New York market,” stated David Howson, President of Zayo Bandwidth. “We see growing demand for both capacity and for more advanced network infrastructure technologies, including pure wavelength and packet services for latency sensitive applications. Cyan helped us cost-effectively meet that demand in Manhattan.”

Added Cyan Vice President, Sales, Keith Broach, “Zayo is emblematic of the forward-thinking carriers we like to work with—they understand that evolving packet networks will be held to a higher standard by customers who have stringent SLA requirements. The Cyan toolkit for provisioning, managing, and monitoring wavelength and Ethernet services is complimentary to Zayo’s mission to meet this growing market demand.”

About Zayo Group

Based in Louisville, Colo., privately owned Zayo Group ( is a national provider offiber-based bandwidth infrastructure and network-neutral colocation and interconnection services. Zayo serves wireline and wireless carriers, data centers, Internet content and services companies, high bandwidth enterprises as well as federal, state and local government agencies. Zayo provides these services over regional, metro and fiber-to-the-tower networks. Zayo’s network assets include over 24,000 route miles, connecting 153 markets across 31 states plus Washington D.C. Additionally, Zayo has 4,400 buildings on-net, 2,000 cell towers on-net, and over 170,000 square feet of colocation space. Zayo was recently named one of the Denver-areas Fastest Growing Private Companies by the Denver Business Journal.

About Cyan

Cyan is an industry-leading, global innovator of multi-layer packet-optical transport platforms, software and SaaS solutions, and professional servicesthat fundamentally transform networks into Service Level Aware Networks. Cyan has a wide range of deployments across the world. Cyancustomers range from multi-million line local access service providers, to regional transport, business Ethernet, wireless backhaul, data center and cable MSO service providers. Cyan enables service providers to scale, extend, andsimplify conventional and packet-based networks for more profitable serviceofferings. For additional information, please visit or follow Cyan on Twitter at

For Zayo inquiries, please contact:
Jaymie Scotto &Associates

For Cyan inquiries, please contact:
Frank Wiener
+1 707.280.6280
Twitter: @CyanNews

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