Zayo Group

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Zayo Group
public
Traded as NYSEZAYO
Industry Internet fiber networks, data centers
Founded 2007
Founder Dan Caruso and John Scarano
Headquarters Boulder, Colorado, USA
Services Network infrastructure and carrier-neutral colocation
Revenue $1.2 billion (FY2013-2014)
$179 million loss (FY2013-2014)[1]
Website zayo.com

Zayo Group is a publicly traded company headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, with European headquarters in London.[2] The company provides fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure services and carrier-neutral colocation. Zayo’s primary customer segments include data centers, wireless carriers, national carriers, ISPs, enterprises, and government agencies.

A survivor of the dot-com bubble, Zayo Group was built largely through acquisitions; it took over thirty companies from 2007-2014, including bankrupt firms such as AboveNet and 360networks.[1] An initial public offering of stock raised $600 million in 2014.[3]

Founding and acquisition history[edit]

Zayo was founded in 2007 by Dan Caruso and John Scarano.[4][5] In 2007, Zayo acquired Memphis Networx,[4] VoicePipe,[6] Onvoy Inc,[6] PPL Telcom[7] and Indiana Fiber Works.[4] In 2008, Zayo acquired Columbia Fiber Solution,[4] Adesta Communications assets,[8] two sets of fiber assets from Citynet,[9] two sets of fiber assets from Northwest Telephone,[10] and CenturyTel Regional Markets.[10] In 2009, Zayo acquired FiberNet Telcom Group, Inc.[11] In 2010, Zayo acquired AGL Networks,[12] American Fiber Solutions,[4] and Dolphini’s Cummins Station data center and colocation services.[13] In 2011, Zayo acquired MarquisNet data center business in Las Vegas,[14] and 360networks.[15] In 2012 Zayo acquired AboveNet,[16] FiberGate,[17] Arialink,[18] US Carrier Telecom,[2] First Telecom Services,[2] and Maryland-based Litecast/Balticore.[19] In 2013 Zayo acquired Austin-based data center operator Core NAP,[20] Access Communications,[21] Midwest-based dark fiber operator FiberLink,[22] and Corelink Data Centers. In 2014, Zayo acquired Dallas-based data center operator CoreXchange,[8] Neo Telecoms,[23] and Geo Networks.[24] As of May 2014, Zayo had acquired 30 telecommunications businesses.

On June 16, 2014, Zayo's subsidiary Onvoy, LLC acquired the assets of Vitelity, a voice over IP provider based in Denver, Colorado.[25]

Network and services[edit]

Zayo owns a fiber network that spans more than 84,000 route miles in the United States,[26] United Kingdom,[24] Netherlands, Germany, France,[27] Canada, and Japan.[28] The network is connected to 14,196 buildings, including 622 data centers, 7,761 enterprise buildings, and 3,699 cellular towers. Zayo operates a Tier 1 IP network, with settlement-free peering with all other Tier 1 providers. Additionally, Zayo operates 27 colocation facilities[29] with a combined footprint of 204,000 sq. ft. of saleable space. Zayo's services include dark fiber, wavelengths, SONET, Ethernet, IP services, colocation, wireless backhaul and small cells.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b BRIAN DEAGON. "IPO Stock Watch: Zayo Group Up 16% In Tough IPO Market ZAYO XENE - Investors.com". Investor's Business Daily. 
  2. ^ a b c Moore, Paula (October 18, 2013). "Zayo Group's Success Built on Bigger Bandwidth". Denver Business Journal. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  3. ^ IPOdesktop (17 October 2014). "IPO Preview: Zayo Group Holdings". 
  4. ^ a b c d e Raice, Shayndi (Dec 29, 2010). "Fiber-Optic Networks Regain Some Glow". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ Avery, Greg (November 8, 2013). "Zayo Group’s Many Acquisitions Puts it in $1 Billion Club". Denver Business Journal. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Wirz, Matt (March 1, 2013). "Refis Put the Free in Free Cash Flow". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Former ICG Execs in $225 Million Deal". Denver Business Journal. Aug 30, 2007. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Lindenstein, Joshua (March 21, 2014). "Zayo Mulls Path to Continued Growth". Boulder County Business Report. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Zayo Group Acquires Citynet Fiber Network". The Herald-Dispatch. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Gubbins, Ed (June 2, 2008). "Zayo Closes Seventh Acquisition, Eighth to Follow". Connected Planet. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  11. ^ Kang, Cecilia. "Expansion-Minded RCN Sparks Bidding War for N.Y. Telecom". The Washington Post. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "AGL Networks Sold to Zayo". Atlanta Business Chronicle. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  13. ^ Lawley, Erin. "Dolphini Networks Split Up, Sold". Nashville Post. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  14. ^ Miller, Rich. "Zayo Acquires MarquisNet Las Vegas Business". Data Center Knowledge. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  15. ^ "360networks Being Acquired By Zayo". The Seattle Times. October 7, 2011. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  16. ^ De La Merced, Michael (March 19, 2012). "Zayo to Buy AboveNet for $2.2 Billion to Extend Fiber Network". The New York Times. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Zayo Group Completes FiberGate Purchase". Channel Partners Online. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  18. ^ "Zayo Completes Arialink Acquisition". Channel Partners. May 2, 2012. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  19. ^ Pankratz, Howard (December 14, 2012). "Louisville's Zayo Group buys Baltimore Firm for $22 Million". The Denver Post. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Zayo Enters Austin Market with Core NAP Acquisition". Datacenter Dynamics FOCUS. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  21. ^ Avery, Greg (Oct 7, 2013). "Zayo Group Buys Denver-Chicago Fiber-optic Route". Denver Business Journal. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  22. ^ Malik, Om. "It’s Fiber Monday: Zayo & Time Warner Cable Go Fiber Network Shopping". GIGAOM. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  23. ^ Rath, John (April 29, 2014). "Zayo Acquires Neo Telecoms". Data Center Knowledge. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  24. ^ a b Scroxton, Alex (May 19, 2014). "Zayo Buys UK Dark Fibre Provider Geo Networks". Computer Weekly. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  25. ^ https://www.onvoy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Final-Law-Enfocement-Support-Info-for-Website-10.3.14.pdf
  26. ^ "Zayo Group Overview and Coverage". broadbandnow.com. Retrieved 2015-06-01. 
  27. ^ Davidson, Michael. "Roundup: Rally’s Results, Zayo’s $150M Refi, and Startup Week’s Return". Xconomy. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  28. ^ Krause, Reinhardt (March 19, 2012). "Zayo Buys AboveNet; More Fiber-Optic Deals Expected". Investors Business Daily. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  29. ^ "Zayo Acquires Dallas Based Provider, CoreXchange". The Hosting News. March 7, 2014. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
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