Fiber optics have become more and more popular over the years as providers continue to see the benefits that fiber optics provide. The term itself refers to the way the information and communications are being transmitted through quick and minor light pulses. It’s been tried and tested as one of the fastest ways to transmit information and continues to show maximum efficiency when it comes to transmitting communication information, large amounts of data, and other networking information.
Along with delivering bulks of information at a quick speed, fiber optics allow that information to also travel the distance. This means that if you’re sending information to a faraway location, you can count on the fiber optic cables to deliver it just as quickly and accordingly. For example, let’s say you’re sending an email to a friend in Asia. With fiber optics, that email can easily arrive quicker into your friend’s inbox than without it, even though the distance is longer. With something simple, like an email, you might not notice the difference and it could only cut the travel time off by a few seconds, but when transmitting larger amounts of information, you’ll begin to notice how quickly the information is both sent and received with fiber optics.
Fiber optics are praised for their high performance when compared to other standard and traditional cables. This is an especially important quality for businesses that share and transmit large amounts of information daily as part of their job. High performance also equals more productivity and longevity, both of which you can expect when you decide to invest in fiber optic cables. Since fiber optic cables provide such a high standard of performance, you can also rest easy knowing that your fiber optic cables are not as susceptible to interferences from electromagnetic energy during transmission, like some other standard, copper cables are.
Higher Bandwidth and Speed
Along with traveling the distance, fiber optics also allow information and data to be transmitted at quicker speeds and with greater efficiency. Using the same email example, if you were to send your friend an album of pictures in an email, fiber optics will enable those pictures to quickly download with high resolution, while standard cables would take longer and require the pictures to slowly buffer and load. Now imagine you’re transmitting piles and piles of important documents to a client across town or you’re attempting to stream a long movie, these are all reasons why you’ll want to consider fiber optics.
Without getting into the technicality of how fiber optics operate and what their general makeup consists of, it's easy to see why so many users are transitioning to fiber optics. The cables are able to offer higher levels of performance, speed, and durability when compared to standard cables. This works especially well if you're a business that transmits large amounts of information and data at once, and you have multiple users accessing your system and transmitting data simultaneously.