Dark Fibre

Unmanaged site to site connectivity with maximum control.

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What is Dark Fibre?

 
 

Dark Fibre is an optical fibre path between two sites that is unlit and unmanaged.

You choose which electronics you want to use to light up the fibre and keep full control of the network end to end from service protocols to bandwidth enabling virtually unlimited capacity expansion and scalability.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Why choose Dark Fibre from us?

 
 

We use existing fibre within our 186,000km network to plan and deliver network routes across the UK. Each fibre is 100% dedicated to your use, which means it's completely secure.

 It's also a great way to control your costs, particularly when scaling a network over time, because you own the E2E management and maintenance of the product. And we've got multiple commercial options available, from more traditional annual rental charges to sales type leases. 

 
 
 
 

Is Dark Fibre right for you?

 
 

This technology has its challenges, including the skillset required to build and operate a network based on Dark Fibre, which doesn't always exist in  partner and carrier organisations. At first glance you might think Dark Fibre looks like a cheaper alternative, but it's easy to miss the bigger implications. 

That said, Dark Fibre can be a great move for certain organisations and business models – if you get it right.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Why choose Dark Fibre from us?

 
 

We use existing fibre within our 186,000km network to plan and deliver network routes across the UK. Each fibre is 100% dedicated to your use, which means it's completely secure.

 It's also a great way to control your costs, particularly when scaling a network over time, because you own the E2E management and maintenance of the product. And we've got multiple commercial options available, from more traditional annual rental charges to sales type leases. 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Is Dark Fibre right for you?

 
 

This technology has its challenges, including the skillset required to build and operate a network based on Dark Fibre, which doesn't always exist in  partner and carrier organisations. At first glance you might think Dark Fibre looks like a cheaper alternative, but it's easy to miss the bigger implications. 

That said, Dark Fibre can be a great move for certain organisations and business models – if you get it right.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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