The strategic partnership will provide the first modernized connectivity infrastructure between the U.S. and Mexico in 20 years with connection to the growing data center hub of Queretaro
BOULDER, Colo. – May 11, 2023 – Zayo Group Holdings, Inc., a leading global communications infrastructure provider, announced its strategic partnership with Fermaca Networks, a leading provider of long-haul dark fiber infrastructure in Mexico. The partnership will provide the most modern and diverse connectivity between the United States and Mexico.
Fermaca is set to launch a new long-haul dark fiber route in Mexico in 2025, which will be the newest and longest long-haul dark fiber route in Mexico in 20 years. The partnership will leverage this route from Fermaca and Zayo’s redundant route north of the border to provide customers with reliable, secure, and diverse cross-border connectivity.
The route will provide access through Queretaro with a diverse border crossing through El Paso, Texas. Queretaro has emerged as one of the most important data center hubs in Mexico and the broader North American region, with over one billion dollars of investment in the last ten years. As more enterprises establish their operations in the city, there is an increasing demand for advanced network capabilities.
“Our partnership with Fermaca marks an exciting milestone for Zayo as we continue to push the boundaries of connectivity for the digital age,” said Andrés Irlando, president of Zayo. “The expectations for continued growth throughout Mexico are tremendous. We are excited to partner with Fermaca on their investment to deliver the modern IT infrastructure and cross-border connectivity our customers need to stay ahead of the digital curve.”
The partnership will allow Zayo and Fermaca to jointly offer a wider range of best-in-class services to clients in the U.S. and Mexico to help provide the solutions needed to connect their endpoints along the U.S.-Mexico border and to other strategic endpoints on Zayo’s global network.
“We are thrilled to partner with Zayo to deliver greater value and reach to our clients and help them compete in their industries and around the world,” said Daniel Elguea, CEO at Fermaca Dreams. “The combination of Zayo’s network assets in the U.S. and Fermaca’s deep expertise in fiber networks in Mexico enable us to deepen our relationship with clients and give them peace of mind that their data and IT environments are in safe hands.”
About Zayo Group Holdings, Inc.
For more than 15 years, Zayo has empowered some of the world’s largest and most innovative companies to connect what’s next for their business. Zayo’s future-ready network spans over 16.5 million fiber miles and 141,000 route miles. Zayo’s tailored connectivity and edge solutions enable carriers, cloud providers, data centers, schools, and enterprises to deliver exceptional experiences, from core to cloud to edge. Discover how Zayo connects what’s next at www.zayo.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
About Fermaca Networks
Growth, specialization, standardization, market best practice adoption and streamlining drive the Calvillo brothers to consolidate their family office and businesses under a holding Company, Fermaca Dreams, that drives strategic focus, performance, and execution to a top-notch institutional level across all their companies. “Born to Grow” is at the essence of Fermaca Dreams DNA, relentlessly searching for further growth opportunities.
Fermaca Networks, a Fermaca Infraestructura Company that sits within the Fermaca Dreams Holding, is a purpose-built digital infrastructure developer seeking to utilize the safest, most unique right of way in Mexico for purposes of being a leading provider of much sought Long Haul Dark Fiber infrastructure in Mexico. Phase 1 route will run fully underground, parallel to existing natural gas systems in some sections, and will follow highway routes in others, aiming at optimizing asset security and performance. A unique and proven track record of expertise and success in Mexico, and key local and international strategic alliances make of our digital infrastructure projects, a unique opportunity with unparallel growth potential.
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Manuel Calvillo Gandara