BOULDER, CO--(Marketwired - May 16, 2013) - Zayo today announced it will provide a dark fiber backhaul solution for a major wireless network at the 2013 Indianapolis 500 in Indianapolis, Ind. The company has installed a dark fiber ring to improve wireless capacity and reliability during the month's events in Indianapolis and will remain in place to serve the growing bandwidth needs of mobile users.
Zayo's services will support wireless traffic backhaul from a distributed antenna system (DAS) deployment at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and will enable a 23-mile fiber ring connecting a national carrier's multiple points of presence and the speedway. The added capacity and reliability will provide greater access to cell service for the thousands of race-goers.
Zayo now manages more than 540 fiber route miles in the Indianapolis metro area and supports service to more than 300 buildings on-net. By leveraging its dense fiber footprint, Zayo's small cell product can enable better wireless network capacity and coverage for wireless carriers.
The dark fiber ring was completed in fewer than 90 days and will increase reliability to support thousands of subscribers. In addition to providing vital backhaul services to leading wireless service providers, Zayo also offers turnkey small cell services, which include site acquisition, zoning, permitting, installation, site management and remote hands.
About Zayo Group
Based in Boulder, Colo., privately owned Zayo Group (www.zayo.com) is an international provider of fiber-based Bandwidth Infrastructure services and carrier-neutral colocation and interconnection services. Zayo serves wireline and wireless carriers, data centers, Internet content and services companies, high bandwidth enterprises, and federal, state and local government agencies. Zayo provides these services over metro, national, international and fiber-to-the-tower networks. With its acquisitions of USCarrier, FiberGate and AboveNet, Zayo's network includes 74,300 route miles, serving 45 states and Washington, D.C. Its network serves approximately 11,740 on-net buildings, including 571 data centers, 563 carrier PoPs, and 3,045 cell towers. Zayo's colocation assets include 141,000 billable square feet of interconnect-focused colocation space.