BOULDER, Colo. – March 21, 2018 – Pico, a leading financial infrastructure services provider, has selected Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) for a low-latency global backbone network. Pico’s extensive evaluation process culminated with the selection of Zayo and the design of a solution that includes two diverse rings connecting major financial markets for Pico in the U.S., Europe and Asia, with fully diverse subsea, terrestrial systems and cable landing stations.

The primary ring provides Pico with a best-in-class low-latency solution, with the secondary ring providing the next best available latency while maintaining 100 percent physical diversity. The solution leverages Zayo’s owned network in North America and Europe along with its Global Reach relationships with international network providers.

“Zayo’s solution delivers high-performance, low-latency wavelengths across multiple vendor networks,” said Andrew Crouch, president and COO at Zayo. “Pico’s financial and trading clients will be able to depend on a fast, reliable network from all of their international hubs. It’s another example of our ability to support multinational customers with innovative, integrated solutions to meet their needs.”

“Zayo has the established footprint, market penetration and global business relationships that we need to leverage to deliver the top-quality service that our clients demand of us. Our state-of-the-art new low-latency global backbone will go live later this year as the first of its kind in the financial industry; it combines carrier grade functionalities with the low-latency demands of our clients on a global scale. We are proud to see this project come to fruition, combining the strength of trusted telecommunication partners with hardware partners,” said Roland Hamann, Managing Director at Pico.

Pico is continuing its global expansion while utilizing a proven partnership to deliver exceptional service quality for its clients. In addition to the global rings for the backbone, Zayo is facilitating diverse connectivity to South Africa for Pico, which will link the region back to the main European financial hubs. Zayo continues to strengthen its Global Reach capabilities, with expanded points of presence and partnerships, enabling global connectivity to more than 1,100 data centers.

For more information about Zayo, please visit zayo.com.

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