Southern Light sees dark fiber opportunities for small cell, macro cell backhaul applications

Southern Light, a competitive dark fiber provider serving the Southeast, says that its new contract to provide dark fiber services to accommodate a fiber-to-the-tower (FTTT) macro tower contract with a large unnamed wireless operator represents a growing trend it is seeing in the wholesale market.

While Verizon has been a major advocate of dark fiber solutions, Southern Light says that a number of other unnamed wireless operators are demanding similar service for a mix of macro tower and even small cell builds. The service provider recently won a 20-year contract to install 1,650 route miles and 14,000 fiber miles to connect 446 tower sites in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. 

FierceInstaller has this report. 

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