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Dark Fibre Convention ( taking place at the Paddington Hilton in London 12-13 June 2008.

London 11th June 2008: Broad Group Consulting, the leading telecoms analyst house, will release the findings of its Dark Fibre reports at the inaugural Dark Fibre convention in London on 12th June.

The reports show that Dark Fibre which is fibre optic cable laid for telecom networks which is not currently being used, either because of over-investment in capacity or deliberate planning for future expansion, is seeing resurgence in usage across Europe.

Ignored by enterprises till now, interest in Dark Fibre by Europe is experiencing an upsurge and could be an answer to supporting the growing demand for network capacity. Steve Wallage, managing director of BroadGroup, who led this research says: “Dark Fibre usage has become more attractive to the wider enterprise market due to the following reasons; there is a radical decrease in the cost of equipment used in lighting Dark Fibre, which has reduced the cost of management of the fibre.”

Continued Wallage: “We are also seeing the emergence of new players in niche markets providing Dark Fibre infrastructure in a number of countries who are now marketing Dark Fibre connections, management services and a conventional rental agreement.”

The benefits to the enterprise are appealing; cost, flexibility and control, and the greatest asset that comes with owning fibre comes from the unlimited capacity that is available for future applications. Utility firms in Europe also have their part to play having the abundance of dark fibre and duct infrastructure.

With global internet traffic rising 60% a year Dark Fibre has its time and place - and the opportunity is now according to the research.

Delegates attending the Dark Fibre conference will include representatives of companies in Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Sponsors include: XKL, Abovenet, Fibreoptic Industry Association (FIA), Surf Telecoms, H2O Networks and Huawe Technologies.

Speakers include the leadership of companies currently deploying new networks and representatives from Alchemy Partners, Anthem Capital, BroadGroup, Carphone Warehouse Networks, CERN, Dante, Emtelle, e Net Ireland, Eurofiber, H2O Networks, Hafslund Telecom, Huawei Technologies, id Quantique, Opnext Inc, Packetfront, Surf Telecoms, The OPLAN Foundation, and Vtesse Networks

The event will provide a content rich programme designed to deliver insight into growth occurring in the sector with original research presentations, top level case studies from CxOs, VPs and Directors, and open the opportunity for attendees to have access to a wide range of national and international networking opportunities.

To Register:

For further information contact:
Julia Vockrodt/VP Communication/+44 (0)208 964 0260/

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