The drive and activities of major operators of wireless technology such as Sprint, AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile to expand their individual WiMAX network deployments, 3G and even the emerging 4G LTE has created a market opportunity for other aggressive alternative providers. Zayo Bandwidth is one such provider of alternative wireless backhaul technology that seeks to take advantage of thes new and emerging market opportunity.


It is a fact that there are now many wireless backhaul providers emerging in the primary Tier markets of which even includes Verizon and AT&T (integrated wireline/wireless operators). These operators in the major markets are all seeking to leverage their wireline counterpart network. However a more challenging factor is if these same network operators are willing or able to expand their activities into the tertiary or secondary market where facilities are notably scarce.

Zayo Bandwidth like other aggressive wireless backhaul providers are carving a sizeable niche for themselves servicing the tertiary and secondary markets that cannot be reached by the individual fiber networks of incumbents or even many of the relatively larger wholesalers.

Business Strategy

One effective way that Zayo Bandwidth responds to the market demands is by continuously expanding its FTT (fiber-to-tower) footprint. Zayo has recently announced the addition of TDM and Ethernet services to its wireless tower sites situated in Wilkes Barre, Pa and Central. This recent expansion of its network has increased the total number of Zayo’s FTT served locations to over 1,700 with another 800 other new locations still pending.

Zayo Bandwidth’s Vice President of sale and business development, Chris Murphy stated that Zayo’s strategy is to place its network assets where their customers need them, and that they plan to continuously deploy more to meet their needs. He further stated in a release by Zayo Bandwidth that what they do is more than just to deploy fiber, but to design customized networks that are implemented by the fully trained and experienced support staff.
Major wireless carries are usually handicapped by the lack of available backhaul fiber solutions in areas of the country that are less populated and remote. However the industry continues to demand increasing wireless capacity coverage for users in such remote places. Zayo Bandwidth has steadily established itself as a key solutions provider of FTT bandwidth giving wireless carriers more route diversity.

Zayo’s various FTT deployments all have the capacity to provide FTT services that support 3G and even the new 4G networks. Moth 3G and 4G are increasingly in demand as choice tools for high data transfer and various other demanding bandwidth applications.

Zayo Bandwidth presently has over 2,500 FTT locations already deployed and functional with a number still under construction. John Scrano, President of Zayo Bandwidth said that the company presently works with and serves all the large wireless carriers. The company still has plans to deploy more FTT locations to be able to better serve their customers and Wireless carriers and to keep in pace with their growth requirements.