GTT closes its $2.3B acquisition of European fiber network provider

Tysons-based GTT Communications Inc. has closed on its $2.3 billion cash purchase of Interoute, the operator of one of Europe’s largest private fiber networks.

GTT (NYSE: GTT), which provides cloud networking services to multinational clients, announced the deal to purchase London-based Interoute in February.

The acquisition expands GTT’s client base to more than 1,000 and its fiber footprint to 126 cities across 29 European countries.

“The acquisition of Interoute represents a major milestone in delivering on our purpose of connecting people across organizations, around the world and to every application in the cloud,” GTT President and CEO Rick Calder said in a statement. “Our enhanced scale, expanded network footprint and award-winning product capabilities reinforce our position as a global leader in cloud networking. We look forward to bringing the benefits of this acquisition to our valued clients across the world.”

GTT expects to complete the integration of Interoute…

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