Fiber is the most critical component of any high-speed network. Simply put, fiber optic cabling is the cable infrastructure that supports the network. Fiber optic cables use light to send signals. The cables are composed of tiny strands of glass and two different layers: the core and the cladding. The core carries light signals, and the cladding surrounds and protects the core. Light travels through the core while the cladding prevents signal loss or interruption. The travelling optical fibers connect servers and increase the accuracy and speed of data transmission.
Fiber optic cables offer high bandwidth and the ability to transmit data over longer distances than traditional copper cables, making them ideal for businesses looking for fast and reliable internet speeds. For example, the standard bandwidth for fiber optic cables are 10, 40, and 100 Gbps. In terms of speed, fiber optic networks support speeds up to 2,000 Mbps, opposed to copper cable with speeds capping at half that. Additionally, fiber optics cables are naturally less prone to interference than copper cables. This makes them reliable for businesses of all sizes.
There are two main types of fiber optic cabling: single-mode and multimode. Suite Office Systems installs both kinds of fiber optic cabling for businesses.
Single-mode Fiber Optic Cabling
Single-mode fiber optic cables can only send or receive one signal at a time, but it can send that signal over extremely long distances (up to 30 miles!). Because they only send one signal at a time, single-mode cables are very narrow.
Multimode Fiber Optic Cabling
Multimode fiber optic cables can send and receive multiple signals at a time, but the signals can’t travel as far as they could with single-mode cables.
Implementing a high-speed fiber optic network can be a challenge in today’s high-speed environment. If you’re looking for an experienced team of fiber optic experts you can trust, contact Suite Office Systems today. We have the knowledge, experience, and equipment to handle any fiber optic cabling project, and we’d love to help you build a foundation to support your current and future network applications by utilizing performance-based, fiber optic products designed for your business’s specific needs.