FiberOne and Optical Cables

Optical cable

All the engineering is hidden behind a connection cable

Maybe it's not the complete name, but it's the name we like to use. We like the short version both for FiberOne, whose complete title is FO FiberOne, and for optical cables. Obviously, "optical cables" made its way into the jargon of the team members. And they all know what it is about, and how to handle those cables. Below, they put together some nice information about optical (fiber) cables.

Optical Cables and their Usefulness in Telecommunications Services

Fiber optics might seem to be a pretty modern approach to telecommunications technology. It is often stated so by many providers. And it is a reality they speak about, judging by the projects that have lately been initiated. However, optical cable networks have long been a latent power, waiting to be rediscovered and used to their full potential. Resources are not missing, as there are major quantities of optical fibers laid all around the world.

A less known fact is the existence of the so-called dark fiber, and how it has appeared. Fiber optics networks often prove to be quite expensive. The installation owes its costs not so much to optical cables, as to the construction itself (digging roads, labor involved). Hence, companies lay more cable than needed. As a result, there are considerable amounts of optical cable currently unused.

The common practice nowadays is either to have a private fiber optics network built, or to benefit from the unused cables of an existing network. This later practice is called use of the "dark fiber".

Increase in Bandwidth, with Optical Cables

Still speaking about underused resources, we bring up bandwidth. In theory, the bandwidth of optical fiber transmission in the 1550 nm window alone is on the order of terabits. Current systems do not make the most of the enormous potential bandwidth.

Two different methods make possible the increase in bandwidth:

1. Time Division Multiplexing (TDM). Multiple channels are transmitted on a single carrier by increasing the modulation rate and allotting a time slot to each channel.

2. Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM). Capacity can be increased by using more than one optical carrier (wavelength) on a single fiber. This allows the signal to travel a longer distance.

Further on, due to FiberOne Expertise

We hope to have succeeded in letting a door open to what optical fiber communication is about. We would also be glad to have acquainted you a bit with the intricacy, the ins and outs of an interesting business. The rest is to be put in place by our experts. They are highly qualified specialists who know all the tricks of the trade.

And whenever the occasion comes up, FiberOne will plead for development and innovation. Some potential already exists. There has to be possible to bring it to reality and create an improved reality for the future. Be sure we'll do our best. Be confident we will always be prepared for all challenges of the job. We'll always be good professionals, committed for the better!