Telecoms companies around the world are facing up to an unprecedented demand for expansion in their broadband capacity as the demand for bandwidth continues to accelerate.
However there are real issues holding back the widespread switch from copper to fibre optics. The traditional process for installing fibre requires the digging of trenches, the extraction of existing cabling and then the insertion of new cables, all of which can be disruptive, harmful to the environment, time consuming and costly.
DSL & Wireless Solutions
The alternatives to fibre optics are limited; either utilise the existing copper network through systems such as ADSL and VDSL, or introduce and expand on wireless installation. Neither of these options is ideal and both have their own problems and limitations. ADSL and VDSL both suffer from incremental bandwidth losses as subscribers increase and distance from switching centres grows and are based on ageing equipment. Meanwhile wireless solutions require complex and expensive support infrastructure, lack security and are subject to environmental concerns.
Fibre optics are the only available transmission technology that answers the challenge of providing adequate and immediate short and long-term bandwidth capacity whilst offering security and addressing emerging concerns such as health.
Fibre Optics Deliver
- Large bandwidth; up to 100mb into the home
- Proven reliability coupled with enhanced security
- Not affected by Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
- Small cable width, light weight and low-cost to operate.