Zayo is expanding on the international front, but this time via organic means. They have been selected by an unnamed global cloud communications provider to hook up nine data centers in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. As Zayo isn’t in Asia yet, that’s where the expansion comes in.
Zayo will be establishing a new point of presence in Singapore, leveraging that new anchor tenant as it moves to drive follow-on sales from the region. I rather doubt that their presence in the APAC region will be limited to Singapore for long. That lone PoP isn’t likely to stand alone and Hong Kong is likely to be following close behind, although they will probably bundle it with another anchor customer win.
Zayo has expanded into Europe in recent years, most recently buying the Viatel network assets, and last year ventured north into Canada with the Allstream deal. But Asia is a different infrastructure world than North America and Europe, so I’ll be quite curious to see how their method of entry varies over time.
As for the identity of the global cloud communications provider that has 9 data centers with one in Singapore, I’m open to suggestions. But Mitel certainly seems like it might fit that bill, as they already have a relationship in Canada with potential and incentive to expand it elsewhere.
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