An unnamed “major wireless carrier” has selected Zayo to provide dark fiber-to-the-tower to densify its network in Colorado Springs and expand capacity along the Front Range. The effort will leverage the company’s existing network between the Denver Metro area and Colorado Springs and will add 124 new route miles in Colorado Springs. The total value of the 20-year contract exceeds $16 million, according to the company, which made the announcement.
Zayo’s FTT will enable the carrier to implement a centralized radio access network (C-RAN) architecture for efficient network densification. Long haul dark fiber will provide diverse connectivity between Colorado Springs and the Denver metro area. As demand for mobile bandwidth continues to increase, especially in high-growth areas like the Colorado Front Range, wireless carriers must continue to invest in infrastructure to improve capacity and quality, said Zayo.
“Our wireless customers continue to invest in high-capacity communications infrastructure to meet the accelerating demand for mobile bandwidth,” said Kay Henze, senior vice president, Dark Fiber, Rocky Mountain Region. “This network expansion will provide a unique network footprint capable of serving the bandwidth needs of a variety of verticals in Colorado Springs, one of the state’s largest and fastest growing markets.”
Zayo expects to leverage the buildout for follow-on tenants in Colorado Springs, a growing market with a diverse business base. The region is home to five military bases, aerospace and defense companies, technology and cybersecurity firms, healthcare facilities and professional services.
January 25, 2017