Friday, September 30, 2016

Zayo Confirms Fronthaul Contract with Major Carrier

Zayo announced that a major wireless carrier has selected Zayo it to deploy C-RAN connectivity in two major metro areas. The identity of the customer was not disclosed.

Under the deal, Zayo will provide an “over the top” fronthaul solution, providing incremental fibers on existing paths to supplement the existing network. In a second market, Zayo will initiate service for the carrier in a new cluster of sites, solving for high-demand areas by extensively leveraging dense, existing metro dark fiber assets. T

“C-RAN enables wireless carriers to cost-efficiently keep pace with the growing bandwidth demand of their customers,” said Dave Jones, executive vice president, Dark Fiber Solutions at Zayo. “C-RAN, which requires a plentiful supply of dark fiber, is a prime example of second tenant economics for Zayo.”