Zayo Group acquires QOS Networks for SD-WAN, edge play

Jan. 18, 2022
Zayo said it anticipates significant growth opportunities in pairing QOS Networks’ capabilities with its wide-ranging fiber infrastructure.

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. says it has acquired SD-WAN and edge managed services provider QOS Networks from M/C Partners (which is a founding investor in Zayo as well).

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Irvine, CA, QOS Networks offers SD-WAN and global network management services to large enterprises via an AIops-driven network operations platform.

Zayo anticipates significant growth opportunities in pair QOS Networks’ capabilities with Zayo’s wide-ranging fiber infrastructure.

QOS will become a division of Zayo and retain its brand. QOS CEO Frank Cittadino will become senior vice president of edge services for Zayo.

“As we begin our next phase of growth with Zayo, QOS Networks will continue to focus on driving highly automated SD-WAN solutions for enterprise customers,” said Cittadino. “M/C Partners played a pivotal role in our growth and maturity in helping establish QOS Networks as a leading SD-WAN service provider. Throughout our partnership with M/C Partners, Travis Keller and team stayed focused on enabling the management team while challenging us to drive the transformative solutions which was the support that drove QOS Networks to a great outcome.”

“It has been a pleasure working with the QOS team and we are thrilled with this outcome,” added Keller, who is a partner at M/C Partners. “Together, Frank and team deliver a powerful business vision, operational excellence, and market leading technology. It was not surprising that this captured the attention of Zayo and proved to be a great fit with their strategy.”

-- STEPHEN HARDY, LIGHTWAVE

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