Fibre Optic Cables are a little too expensive to the desk for now but they do a great job interlinking data cabling networks, allowing massive amounts of data to move incredibly fast.
Fibre Optic cores can transmit more data bandwidth than any horizontal copper cabling. Fibre backbones are generally installed between communications rooms and cabinets to help handle the traffic load between these locations. It can also be used where Cat5e and Cat6 copper cables are above 100m. Multimode fibre can provide 10 Gigabit speeds and a new development for 40 Gigabit is been ratified at present, as the demand for bandwidth is ever increasing. Multimode is the more common fibre application however Singlemode fibre can be run to achieve longer distances and allow for more bandwidth hungry applications.
FTTD (Fibre to the Desk) may be a common application in the future if the cost can be justified. Integral have run and commissioned 100’s of fibre cables in our time and would welcome any questions you may have. We also offer a maintenance service to polish and re-test your fibre cores annually to ensure you always have the maximum usage of your fibre.
You will be surprised how many fibres have never been maintained since their first commissioning, making business communications less efficient.