Key Benefits of Fiber Optic Communications

Telecom Tech Outlook | Friday, June 24, 2022

Fiber optical communications have changed the telecommunications business. Fiber optics have been the preferred choice for Ethernet backbone infrastructure, high-speed internet services, and general data networking through many years of reliable reliability.

Fremont, CA: Fiber optics are becoming more widespread in small and midsize company networks nowadays. To enable IP communications, the need for IP-based devices such as VoIP phones, IP cameras, and video conferencing units necessitates an increase in bandwidth. Fiber optics can easily accommodate bandwidth-intensive devices due to its high throughput capabilities.

Secure Communication: Fiber optic cabling is one of the most secure communication methods available. Interception of transmission signaling is highly difficult due to the cabling's structure. Any attempt to break through the glass cable will result in "light leakage," which will result in a perceptible loss of communication.

Electromagnetic Compatibility: Fiber optic cabling is immune to many of the external influences that cause copper cabling to deteriorate. Fiber optic cabling is highly suggested in industrial buildings where big motors, controllers, and air conditioners are constantly beginning and stopping. Data loss and increased latency on packet streams as they travel the network can be caused by electrometric and radio-frequency interference (EM/RFI) from the equipment.

Speed: Fiber-optic cabling is hundreds of times faster than copper cabling. Glass fibers with tiny diameters can sustain bandwidth speeds over 10 gigabits per strand. While copper cabling can support these speeds, aggregating a large number of category six lines would be required to achieve the rates of a single fiber strand.

Distance: Fiber cable is an excellent choice for long-distance, point-to-point communications. Long-distance communication is limited by the 328ft restriction on typical copper wiring, necessitating additional equipment to extend the signal. Attenuation will begin to set in as copper cables reach their maximum length, resulting in a modest decline in gigabit transmission speeds.