Reasons To Use Fiber Optics
The most important reason to use fiber optics is the fact that it is the most affordable means of transmitting data and information. In comparison to other communication channels, fiber optics can, in less time, facilitate the transfer of data across longer distances. Less power and maintenance, and fewer cables and repeaters are required given the distance capabilities and bandwidth associated with fiber optics. Furthermore, the transmission of data and information with reduced errors and noise is made possible by optical fiber’s resistance to electromagnetic radiation interference.
Fiber is popularly used in both automotive and aircraft industries simply because it’s lighter than copper wires. Optical fiber has become the most reasonable option for the transmission of data as a result of these advantages, which lead to a variety of other benefits.
Fiber has become the preferred medium for all video, voice and data communications due to these advantages.
To take advantage of the benefits of optical fiber, CATV and telecommunications companies using fiber for economic reasons have to adopt new network architectures for cost justification purposes. New network architectures must also be adopted by premises network and LAN designers, something that they now realize. Instead of using copper, a properly planned premises cabling network can be more affordable by using fiber. Media converters, gadgets used to convert most existing systems to optical fiber, make the task of converting from copper networks straightforward. The resulting fiber network will be more affordable than a copper network when using the right architecture, even with the cost of media converters included.