Our next Virtual CEO Roundtable, The State of Dark Fiber: Challenges, Opportunities and its Future, will be taking place tomorrow, April 27th at 11:30 AM EDT. Grab a cup of coffee to go with your late breakfast or early lunch, and join us!

Telecom capabilities are enhanced considerably with dark fiber infrastructure, and currently, strategic acquisitions, rebounding corporate profit, falling lease prices and increasing bandwidth needs are all facilitating significant dark fiber industry growth. According to a 2017 market research report by IBISWorld, the five-year range of 2017 to 2021 will mark continued heavy bandwidth demand from companies as they move towards cloud computing and Internet streaming. Dark fiber network operators are benefiting from the rising demand by assisting enterprises and SMBs with scaling their growing bandwidth needs. Wireless operators are also realizing the important role dark fiber plays in 4G and future 5G network wireless plans. Even with all this dark fiber growth comes the challenges – financing, competitors, ability to serve rural markets, and even the actual dark fiber installations themselves. This Virtual CEO Roundtable will assess the current state of the dark fiber industry, upcoming developments, and predictions about the future.

Expert Industry Journalist and Editor, Frmr. Senior Editor, Fierce Telecom of Fierce Markets, Sean Buckley, will moderate and lead the important discussion between panelists. Our esteemed panelists include:

  • Cliff Kane – Co-CEO of Cleareon
  • Mark Serjak – VP of Dark Fiber Services at Zayo
  • Ray LaChance – President & Chief Executive Officer of ZenFi Networks

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Depending on where you are logging in from, we hope you join us for a great conversation to go along with your breakfast, lunch or dinner. In the meantime, if you missed any of our previous roundtables, check them out here.