If your business network was wired years ago, it likely has copper wiring. You may be surprised with the results when you upgrade your business network to fiber optic cable. More and more businesses are switching to take advantage of the incredible benefits of fiber optic cable.
Increase Speed And Bandwidth:
Rather than using electricity to transmit data like copper cable, fiber optic cable uses light. Essentially, your data is nearly transmitted at the speed of light. Also, fiber optic cable offers less signal degradation compared to copper.
Not only does fiber optic cable increase speeds, but it also increases bandwidth. That means, more data can travel faster across your network. Fiber also decreases latency, for faster upload and download speeds. Not only that, due to the low loss nature of fiber optic cable, your data travels long distances with much greater speed.
Utilize Fiber Optic Patch Leads:
Fiber optic patch cables connecting your equipment to the network also have advantages. Data transfer from one device to another with lightning speed, and it’s fairly simple to add new devices to your fiber optics system.
Single-mode fiber optic patch leads are designed to transmit data over long distances. These long-distance cables are usually yellow with blue connectors. Multi-mode fiber optic patch leads are good for transmitting data over shorter distances. These cables are usually gray or orange, with black or beige connectors.
Tapping into a fiber optic cable to hack data transmission is very difficult. This adds a layer of security for your company. Since the data travels on waves of light rather than through electrical signals, it can only be accessed from the ends. On the other hand, electrical data signals sent through the copper wire can be picked up, in a similar way to radio signals using LANtenna technology to exfiltrate data.
Withstand Temperature Fluctuations:
If your business network runs between buildings this could be important, especially if your business is in a very wet climate. Data transmission over copper cable can be affected by condensation building up inside the cable. But, condensation and moisture do not affect fiber optics at all. Also, a lightning strike on a copper cable can cause a power surge that can destroy your electronic equipment. Fiber optic cable is impervious to lightning strikes and power surges.
As fiber-optic network cables transmit data faster, your employees can work more efficiently. In the end, your business can run more smoothly, with less downtime, by transitioning to fiber optics.