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Dark Fiber Market Trends

ID: MRFR//9034-HCR | 100 Pages | Author: Ankit Gupta| July 2024

Dark Fiber Market Overview

Dark Fiber Market Size was valued at USD 6.3 Billion in 2023. The Dark Fiber market industry is projected to grow from USD 6.90 Billion in 2024 to USD 13.23 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.40% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032).

The global market for dark fiber networks is primarily driven by an increase in the demand for internet bandwidth and an increase in the adoption of internet services.

Figure 1: Dark Fiber Market Size, 2024-2032 (USD Billion)

Dark Fiber Market Overview 2024

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Dark Fiber Market Trends

Dark Fiber demand is increasing due to need of better connectivity.

The demand for dark fiber is indeed increasing due to the rollout of 5G networks. 5G technology requires a significant increase in the number of cell towers and other network infrastructure, and this requires a high-speed and reliable connection between these towers and the core network. In addition to cost-effectiveness, dark fiber is easy to access, as it is typically available in urban areas where fiber optic infrastructure has already been installed. This makes it a convenient option for organizations seeking to expand their network capacity without the need to invest in the installation of new fiber optic cables.

Dark fiber is a cost-effective and efficient way to provide this connectivity, as it can provide the necessary bandwidth and low-latency connectivity required for 5G networks. With dark fiber, network operators can have greater control over their network infrastructure and the bandwidth they require and can avoid the potential slowdowns and security risks associated with sharing a public network.

In addition, 5G networks are expected to drive the growth of new technologies such as augmented reality, virtual reality, and autonomous vehicles, all of which require fast and reliable connectivity. Dark fiber can provide the necessary bandwidth and low-latency connectivity to support these technologies, making it an important part of the 5G infrastructure.

Overall, the demand for dark fiber is increasing due to the need for high-speed and reliable connectivity to support the growth of 5G networks and the technologies that rely on them.

Figure 2: Dark Fiber Market Size, By Region 2022 & 2030 (USD Billion)

Dark Fiber Market Size, By Region

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

The adoption of cutting-edge networking systems supported by research institutes and the increasing demand for fiber networks in ISPs and telecommunications are also anticipated to fuel market revenue development in the Asia-Pacific region.

Dark Fiber Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

The massive number of workers, who adapted to the new home-based, remote working environments, raised the demand for high-speed network connectivity. Also, due to the enormous number of people staying at home during the pandemic, demand for OTT platforms peaked. On the other hand, telecom, and network service provider embraced dark fibers fast to increase their connectivity options.

Major players in the dark fiber market, including GTT Communications, Inc., Landmark Dividend LLC., Unite Private Networks, Consolidated Communications, Crown Castle, NexGen Networks, Sorrento Networks, FirstLight, and Windstream Intellectual Property Services, LLC., and others are focusing on developing their business strategies.

Key Companies in the Dark Fiber market includes

  • GTT Communications, Inc.

  • Vikram Group


  • DEPL

  • Landmark Dividend LLC.

  • Unite Private Networks

  • Sterlite Power

  • Colt Technology Services Group Limited

  • Consolidated Communications

  • Crown Castle

  • NexGen Networks

  • Sorrento Networks

  • FirstLight

  • Microscan

  • Windstream Intellectual Property Services, LLC

Dark Fiber Industry Developments

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February 2023:- The premier pure play dark fiber infrastructure provider, Summit Infrastructure Group, is expanding into Columbus, Ohio, with a brand-new, purpose-built, and entirely underground dense dark fiber network that will service the area's expanding data center and enterprise industries. The company will deliver more than 200 miles of new infrastructure that is distinctive and different from the region's historical fiber networks by Q1 2023, on schedule to finish its initial network build out.

Dark Fiber Market Segmentation

Dark Fiber Vertical Product Outlook

  • Single-Mode

  • Multi-Mode

Dark Fiber Network Outlook

  • Metro

  • Long-Haul

Dark Fiber Application Outlook

  • Telecom

  • Oil & Gas

  • BFSI

  • Military & Defense

  • Medical

  • Railway

  • Others

Dark Fiber Regional Outlook

  • North America

  • US

  • Canada

  • Europe

  • Germany

  • France

  • UK

  • Italy

  • Spain

  • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

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