Dark Fibre

What is Dark Fibre?

Dark Fibre is a network of optical fibre which is capable of delivering the highest speeds available in the market to date. The amount of Bandwidth provided over Dark fibre is determined by a MUX (Multiplexer). This high-powered networking device sends multiple unique light wavelengths in 1Gbps, 10Gbps or 100Gbps increments depending on what’s needed. One dark fibre network is operated by Elite and spans London. The Elite optical network is what carries all of our customer data in and around our on-net data centres and exchanges.

What can I use it for?

Dark Fibre is most commonly used in Point to Point or Multi-Point to Point projects where between 1Gbps and 10Gbps isn’t sufficient enough to cope with demand. Dark fibre is a future proof product that simply requires a new NTE (Network Termination Equipment) to increase bandwidth.

Due to the high data throughput, it’s not necessary for many of the UK’s businesses to have such a connection. Companies such as Google utilise dark fibre which enables them to deliver the vast and ever-growing amount of data needed. Another example of a company that may require dark fibre is a large graphic design agency or media company, which is due to the large amounts of data that needs to transfer.

What can Elite do?

Elite can design, procure and manage your own network with our team of NOC Engineers and solution experts. Customers who use dark fibre through Elite are able to control the network environment as an unmanaged solution fully. However, most customers prefer Elite to manage it on their behalf. We will fully manage the installation of the fibre itself as well as pre-configure all necessary hardware to ensure maximum performance.

Features and benefits

  • Ability to manage the technology evolution of your high bandwidth data connections
  • Choice of all major dark fibre asset providers
  • Full design and management service available
  • Liaison with local tax authorities