Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition Announce Finalists, ZenFi Recognized

ZenFi200pxNew York, November 1, 2016  ZenFi, New York’s carrier-neutral fronthaul fiber provider, announces today that it has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition, a carrier-reviewed awards program from the publisher of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom and FierceCable. ZenFi was recognized as a finalist in the category of Next-Gen Deployment.

ZenFi was selected as a finalist for its innovative, industry-leading ZenFi Access Network. The ZenFi network is made up of a series of neighborhood Fronthaul networks, collocated at ZenFi Points of Presence (PoPs), and interconnected to a core Backhaul fiber network. When combined with the ZenFi Express Network, which links New York’s largest neutral data centers, carrier hotels and enterprise locations, the strategy enables a network capable of delivering the immense bandwidth required to support Internet of Things (IoT) expansion.

Finalists’ applications were reviewed by an exclusive panel of executives from major telecommunications companies, including Verizon, TeliaSonera, Comcast, Sprint and T-Mobile. Full profiles of the judges can be found at All applications were evaluated based on the following criteria: effectiveness, ease of use/ROI, true innovation and end-user impact.

“We are truly honored to be recognized by Fierce Innovation as an award finalist in the category of Next-Gen Deployment,” says Ray LaChance, President and Chief Executive Officer of ZenFi. “At ZenFi, we are continually working toward increasing accessibility and affordability of bandwidth at the edge with flexible and customizable network solutions. We have learned from our vast experience in designing, engineering and constructing fiber networks for neutral host and carriers, and from observing the inefficiencies of existing networks. The ZenFi Network was purpose-built to address provide cost-effective connectivity for densification. This recognition further validates our position within the wireless community as an innovative and progressive dark fiber provider.”

ZenFi works directly with major fiber provider to design fiber plant that is built for the density required in major metropolitan areas like New York City. Its carrier-neutral dark fiber network specializing in fronthaul, backhaul and wavelength connectivity to enable IoT. Its New York City purpose-built network is the infrastructure that underlies and enables connectivity in today’s mobile world, supporting massive deployment of fiber-to- the-antenna applications. Integrating 400-plus route miles of fiber with base station hotels throughout the New York metro area, the ZenFi network supports the densification requirements for present and future mobile technology deployments.

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About ZenFi

ZenFi owns and operates a carrier-neutral dark fiber network specializing in fronthaul, backhaul and wavelength connectivity to enable the Internet of Things (IoT). Its New York City purpose-built network is the infrastructure that underlies and enables connectivity in today’s mobile world. For more information, please visit:


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