Fibre optic cabling London are designated as either Singlemode Fibre or Multimode Fibre.
As previously mentioned optical cables don’t increase in size much as there cores increase. Therefore neither does the cost. Thus doubling the core size doesn’t double the cost of data cabling Westminster as it would with copper.
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Advantages of Fibre Optic Cable
In the majority of structured cabling installations, there will always be a copper data cabling element. Furthermore,
in the majority of installations, there will also be a fibre cabling requirements. In addition, there are cases where a
choice needs to be made whether to install an element as fibre or copper. For example with backbones and links to
elements further away from the nearest data switch. There are certain advantages of fibre optic cable that make it
the preferred choice in certain situations
What is Fibre Optic Cable
Fibre cable is constructured of multiple strands of glass or plastic which are then cladded. Each cable contains
multiple cores and always in even numbers for transmission and receiving. These cores are then wrapped in a
protective casing. Finally the cables is completed with an outer jacket.
Transmission down the cable is via pulses of light. These are converted from electricity are either end by media
converters. Thus they differ from copper cables in that copper using electricity only to send signals. A further article
comparing copper and fibre cables can be found HERE
What are the types of Fibre Optic Cables
Fibre optic cabling London are designated as either
1. Singlemode Fibre
2. Multimode Fibre
The cable types are then further categorised as
Singlemode – OS1, OS2
Multimode – OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4, OM5
The different categories signify the transmission capabilities of the cables. Thus as technology designs a newer,
faster and better cable type it is rati ed to a certain standard and therefore given a category.
8 Advantages of Fibre Optic Cable
The following are some of the advantages of fibre optic cable
1/ Ability for Longer Distances
Copper cables have a regulation limit of 100m for transmission. Multi mode cables can transmit the same speeds
over several hundred metres and singlemode over several kilometres. Therefore in situations where connectivity is
required over long distances fibre