There are many advantages to getting fibre optic cable installation in comparison to using the traditional copper cables. This should be considered when you are planning a new network cable installation. Fibre installation is a great choice with HB Digital, and we’ve put a list together to explain why.
Faster Connection Speeds
Fibre optic cables carry light in their cores which transmit data. This technology allows them to carry signals at a speed which is only around 30% slower than the actual speed of light! Much faster than the copper cable alternative. Fibre optic cables also have a lot less signal degradation.
If you are running a business that depends on handling high quantities of data, such as large backups, multimedia content, and financial transactions – upgrading to a fibre optic system can dramatically increase the pace and productivity of your daily operations.
Fibre optic cables have the ability to carry signals much further than copper cables. However, the actual distance would depend on the type of cable used, the wavelength, and the network provider. In some cases, you can carry data up to a staggering 40 kilometres without any degradation!
Bandwidth refers to the highest amount of data that can be transmitted via a network over a certain period of time. Copper cables were originally designed mainly for voice transmission, so have a limited bandwidth.
Fibre optic cables provide more bandwidth, which allows them to carry more data than traditional copper cables of the same diameter size.
Fibre cables can handle temperature changes, bad weather conditions, and lots of moisture. These things can cause havoc with the connectivity of copper cables.
Also, fibre optics do not carry an electrical current – so doesn’t get interrupted by electromagnetic interferences. They also don’t have a fire hazard associated with them because of this.
Again, in comparison to copper cables, fibre optic cables are thinner and lighter. They can also withstand more pressure when pulled, and are less likely to become damaged or break.
Lower Cost to Own
Although initially fibre optic cables have a higher cost than copper cables, the durability and reliability of them can save you money in the long run. They are cheaper to maintain, and need less hardware.
Here at HB Digital, we have a team of fibre optic network engineers that are highly skilled and experienced. We can carry out installation, maintenance, testing of your fibre optic cable systems and also provide fusion splicing. Please contact us if you would like any more information.