Sabey Adds ZenFi to Footprint

Seattle-based Sabey Data Center Properties has announced that ZenFi, New York’s carrier-neutral front-haul and back-haul dark fiber provider, has signed a licensing agreement.

The deal will  support ZenFi’s expanding operations and provide dark fiber connectivity to existing and future tenants at Intergate.Manhattan, Sabey’s data center at 375 Pearl Street in lower Manhattan.

ZenFi will deliver fiber to both enterprise and data center customers.

“We look forward to helping ZenFi realize its vision of connecting ‘any pair, anywhere’ with dark fiber connecting carrier hotels, office buildings, and on-street locations,” said John Sabey, president, Sabey Data Center Properties. “This strategic partnership will effectively empower the Internet of Things.”

To date, the fiber optic network carriers who have signed licensing agreements with Sabey at Intergate.Manhattan have included multiple providers offering redundant and diverse paths to and from the building. As per this licensing agreement with ZenFi, Sabey can now offer Intergate.Manhattan’s tenants dark fiber along with its full suite of facilities-based services, including lit transport, Ethernet, SONET, wavelength, IP services, Internet access, and carrier-neutral colocation and interconnection.

“One of ZenFi’s unique offerings is our ability to install pole-top DAS small cell, and carrier WiFi nodes on light poles, traffic poles, street signs, and other fiber-to-the-curb applications as part of our Mobile Telecom Franchise Agreement with the City of New York,” said Ray La Chance, ZenFi president and CEO. “The Intergate.Manhattan facility was an ideal hub to aggregate our Access Network that serves these pole-top applications. Tenants within Intergate.Manhattan can now leverage the ZenFi Network to connect anywhere in the City on a dedicated, dark fiber platform.”