Optical Network Services
What Is Dark Fibre?
Digging fibre optic network routes across cities and countries is a huge investment so fibre optic cables are often laid with significant additional capacity that can be leased out to other companies in the future. Dark fibre refers to this spare and unused network infrastructure.
Benefits of Dark Fibre
1. Bandwidth Scalability
Dark fibre gives you maximum control and flexibility over your network, allowing your network to scale-up as your bandwidth requirements grow – providing virtually limitless capacity.
2. Privacy & Security
Your network is physically dedicated to your business, and is not shared at any point. This provides you with ultimate peace of mind and can help demonstrate regulatory compliance - your network is 100% private.
3. Route Diversity
Network route diversity is critical to protect your business. You can design a Dark Fibre network that is graphically diverse from other routes you may currently use, or provide a secondary diverse path.
Our Dark Fibre Network
Building a network to support bandwidth-intensive business applications? Or creating your own backhaul network?
Colt is an award-winning dark fibre provider, offering the most extensive and reliable network in Europe. We cover 51 metropolitan areas which are interconnected by our 38,000km network. We’re confident our dark fibre services will meet any future business need.
Colt's metropolitan area fibre networks provide highly dense coverage in key business areas, enabling us to provide dark fibre capacity where it's required. We invest continually to ensure sufficient capacity on the network, especially to high-demand locations such as data centres and internet exchanges.
Our dark fibre networks are continually expanding to ensure we add these new locations as they come on-stream. To achieve this, our local network teams maintain excellent relationships with local authorities across Europe in order to carry out civil works to install new fibre quickly and efficiently.
Dave Pearce, Dark Fibre Product Manager
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