With the advancement of technology, a number of changes have been initiated in every sector and the field of Information Technology is not an exception in this regard. Gone are those days when metal cables were the only medium to transmit data and records. The advent of fiber optic cables has brought in a significant change in the whole spectrum and played a huge role in the improvement of communication. The first use of fiber optic cable was seen in the year 1980 to perk up long distance telephone communications and thereafter, it has continued its legacy to be used as the much-used medium of transmission.
With the capacity to interfuse a number of networks, fiber optic cables have now become a dominant choice in corporate sectors as well as in residential premises. The following benefits have made optic cables to be preferred over metal tows.
Improved bandwidth: Advanced bandwidth is perhaps the most important feature that has got fiber optic cables such huge approval. Unlike other metal cables, fiber optic cables can transmit important data and records digitally, thereby making the process more nippy and zippy. It not only enables them to carry more data than metal cables of the same diameter, but also makes them deliver up to twice the capacity of multimode fiber.
Advanced speed: Again, the plus point with fiber optic cable is that it contains light and thin strands of glass and thus, it can transmit data at a greater speed compared to other metal cables. The fact that no signal loss occurs during the transmission makes it easy for the cable to send out information at such a commendable speed. The fiber optic cables do not adhere to any limitation; instead, its capacity for covering distance depends on the wavelength of the wire. If it’s a single mode cable, the distance can go up to 40 kilometers and for multi-mode cords, the distance remains within 550 meters.
Increased safety: As long as your data is secured with fiber optic cable, you are at the safe zone! Even if someone tries to damage the cable, you will be notified instantly! The fiber cable will start emitting light the moment it comes in contact with any physical touch. Also, with fiber optic cables, you no more have to stay worried about electromagnetic interference. There always remains a vague chance for copper wires to generate wave frequency that can collide with other cords and inflict a total mess on the network. On the other hand, the fiber optic cables will prevent such occurrences.
Sturdy and durable: Although fiber optic cables are thinner than the metal ones, they are more resilient and hard-wearing. As they occupy less space, it also becomes more viable for fiber optic cables to offer you an organized space. The fact that fiber is less vulnerable to temperature vacillation helps the cable stay intact even it is merged in water. So, there is no doubt that the high durability of the material would certainly make the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) lower.