Largely due to mounting demand for low-latency data transport and exclusive network segments, the Dark Fiber Network Operators industry has grown rapidly in recent years. Falling lease prices and increasing bandwidth needs have caused the industry's performance to pick up in recent years. Over the five years to 2021, continued increase in internet traffic volume due to shifts from companies toward cloud computing and internet streaming by individuals will increase the demand for bandwidth. As demand for bandwidth rises, dark fiber operators will be needed to help companies meet the rising demand.
This industry primarily leases unlit (unused) direct fiber-optic networks to third-party organizations. The industry excludes companies that primarily provide lit services and proprietary and traditional cable operators.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.