Dark fiber, which is the practice of leasing fiber optic cables from a network service provider, has re-emerged as the latest fashion trend in the wireline industry. The dark fiber opportunity is focused on serving three main markets: wireless backhaul, enterprise customers and traditional carriers. However, like any market segment, service providers remain divided on the opportunity.
Zayo has been awarded a spot on the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 70 IT contract, enabling it to compete for federal, state and local government agency telecom service contracts.
Whether it's a traditional carrier that needs to fill in a coverage gap, a content company that wants control over its infrastructure, or a school district that wants to be able to flexibly scale bandwidth to fulfill the growth of digital learning initiatives, we address these issues in our latest special report, Dark fiber creates new fortunes for ILECs, cable and CLECs.
Dark fiber has re-emerged as the latest fashion trend in the wireline telecom industry, providing a mix of services for both service provider and even enterprise customers that want more control over their service destiny.
SummitIG will provide dark fiber connectivity services to QTS Realty Trust's data center campus in Richmond, Va., a sign of the growing trend to extend fiber-based services to colocation centers.
Zayo has completed the buildout of a new 1,000 mile intercity dark fiber route between Omaha, Neb., and Dallas, enabling it to respond to a mix of Tier 1 and Tier 2 market opportunities.
Zayo is supplying IX Reach, a wholesale carrier provider, a mix of colocation and dark fiber facilities connecting data centers in New York and New Jersey.
Summit IG has become the latest service provider to make a name for itself in the burgeoning dark fiber market with the completion of a 170-mile regional long-haul dark fiber network connecting the greater Richmond, Va., area.
Offering an opportunity to quickly scale as traffic demands rise, fiber-based Ethernet has become the preferred method in the still developing small cell backhaul market, a new Infonetics report reveals.
Zayo has won a deal to provide O2 a managed fiber network throughout the UK, the latest of several moves that build on the momentum it has gained in Europe from its acquisition of Geo Networks and related network builds.