Superfast Data Transmission with Innovative Fibre Optic Solutions
Fibre-optic applications and solutions sound like something from a sci-fi movie. And from all the hype surrounding terms such as “high-speed Internet”, “superfast information highway” and the like, we would understand if you think that we are just trying to upsell our connectivity solutions.
We are not, and here is why. Not only wide-area networks, but also the convergence of technologies and edge technologies in data centres, require the quality and speed that fibre-optic connectivity can offer. It is the epitome of bandwidth when it comes to all network connections. The reality is that, though fibre-optic cable solutions have only recently been rolled out for the first time in South Africa for last-mile connections, it has been used in Internet connections, backbones, and data centres for a long time now. It is trustworthy technology, especially considering that it is an integral part of the worldwide network and digital connectivity in general.
If fibre-optic solutions have not made inroads in the field of connectivity when it comes to wide-area networks sooner, it is simply because, until recently, companies still relied heavily on other technologies for their “high-speed connection” to the Internet as well as last-mile connectivity. But it is time to move forward and fibre-optic connectivity is becoming one of the best solutions for fast connectivity and superior bandwidth. While the transmission speed might not quite reach the speed of light, the benefits of fibre optics surpass that of other relevant technologies by far. While every IT Manager and CIO have their own reasons for implementing fibre optic, the benefits speak for themselves:
- Fibre optic is far less susceptible to electromagnetic interference and signal loss with its ability to reach higher frequency ranges – and more data can be processed.
- Fibre optic can carry frequency signals at high speeds over great distances with hardly any loss in the signal’s quality.
- The cost of fibre optic compared to copper has decreased to such an extent that the price difference has become negligible when comparing performance and reliability.
- In terms of risk, security, and stability, fibre optic outperforms other current technologies, such as copper.
The Future of Fibre Optic
The development of high-capacity data centres, new emerging applications in the medical industry, higher productivity, and the possibility of speeds in the terabytes are made possible with fibre optic. We can now even start to consider the implementation of multi-terabit optical networks. New fibre-optic developments such as DWDM (dense wavelength division multiplexing), is making multi-terabit transmission networks possible. With the implementation of intelligent optical network technologies, adaptation to the unpredictability of bandwidth allocation happens automatically.
Improvements in optical amplification technology, which will increase bandwidth capability even more, makes fibre optic the preferred choice of many CIOs and IT professionals. However, there are many other technologies out there worth your while and we also still provide many of them. The currently available copper data-cabling solutions can work very well in the right applications, but fibre-optic connectivity is certainly fast becoming the go-to technology when it comes to office parks, residential estates, resorts, hospitals, and the like.
Give us a call to discuss how our fibre-optic solutions can bring your development, office park, or company the best possible connectivity speed and data transfer capacity.