France's Interdata picks Zayo for dark fibre

29 March 2018 | James Pearce


Paris-based systems and infrastructure integrator Interdata has selected Zayo Group as the provider of its dark fibre infrastructure in France, adding around 50km of new fibre to its existing network.

Interdata’s solution includes two diverse, dark fibre rings which link up to the company’s data centres in Paris and Nozay, Completion of the rings means Zayo will be connected to a large data centre campus in France just south of the country’s capital.

“I particularly appreciate our partnership with Zayo over the past two years. The multiplicity of the Zayo fiber network enables us to provide our customers with high-speed, low-latency, secure interconnection solutions between data centers,” said Georges Agou, commercial director at Interdata. “As a result of our expanded capabilities, Zayo has enabled our company to transform and grow.”

The announcement of the new 50km build is Zayo’s latest investment in Europe and builds on a number of acquisitions in the region, including AboveNet, which it bought in 2012; Geo Networks and Neo Telecoms, both bought in 2014; and Viatel, which it bought the following year.

The company also announced a number of new routes out of Marseille last year and has continued to add new dark fibre routes in France and the rest of Europe. Overall, Zayo’s 127,000-mile network in North America and Europe links thousands of buildings and data centres.

“The dark fiber will provide Interdata with dedicated, secure infrastructure with the performance and resilience they require,” said Annette Murphy, Zayo’s managing director of Europe. “Our reputation and extensive experience in deploying dark fiber is the reason Interdata chose Zayo for this major networking project.”