13 Fascinating Facts About Fiber Optic Cables

13 Fascinating Facts About Fiber Optic Cables
How well do you know much about fiber optic cables? If you don’t have loads of material about the cables, here are a few facts that you need to know about optic cables: first if I may ask. What are fiber optic cables? Fiber optic cables are cables containing
one or more optical fibers that are used to carry light. The
optical fiber elements are typically independent, and  coated with plastic layers
and contained in a shielding tube suitable for the environment where the cable
will be deployed.

studies have shown that a fiber optic can endure higher pulling tension than
copper. In addition to this, it’s rated for larger temperature ranges and is
immune to EM/RFI interference. Different
types of cable are used for different applications, for example long distance telecommunication,
or providing a high-speed data connection between different parts of a

With that well said, Fitness enthusiasts and IT authorities both
have one thing in common: they both love their fiber. Successively, fiber
optics is what the IT crowd could be talking about, and not dietary
requirements for building a ripped body. Fiber optics may not help one prepare
for a summer at the beach or a weight lifting competition, but it certainly is
appealing and strong from an IT standpoint. Here is my list of 10 Fascinating Facts about Fiber Optic Cables
Fiber Optics Has a History 
The technology
surrounding fiber optics has been around since the 1870’s.  The first
introduction of actual fiber optic cabling started showing up in the
1950’s.  This is a technology rooted in solid history.

 Fiber Optics are Solvent in nature and thinner

How small is ‘small’ in the case of fiber
optics? Engineers at Intel are researching and developing the use of optics to substitute transistors, but what does that have to do with the benefits of using
fiber optics? It means that more consumers can be serviced by wires that fit
inside the same shielded pipes that have been used for coaxial and POTS wiring
solutions. The result: a better bottom (pause…wait for it…wait for it) line.
Fiber is thinner and reduced, which could be
the basis for many fiber jokes if one were to be creative. Here is an idea:
Choose fiber because thinner and smaller means fewer painful blockages…data
blockages! The possibilities are nearly endless, but the fact of the matter is
that copper and other forms of metal wiring can only be drawn so thin, but
fiber optics can be much smaller.

Is More Secure because of its vulnerability
due to the fact that information is carried within the cable, the information
is more secure than in other cables; consequently, it’s tough to hack the
information. Been challenging  and problematic in  hacking  the information in the cables, it doesn’t mean that they
can’t be hacked. This is because all you need to do is to have the network tap
and physical access to the cable and you will be able to hack it.

 Fiber Optics are Lightweight

Smaller also means more lightweight, and
anyone who eats a lot of fiber knows the benefit of being lightweight. From the
standpoint of an installer, fiber optical cabling is easier to work with and
transport. Easier to work with and transport also result in lower expenses, but
there is another side effect worth considering: strain. Strain from moving
heavy objects and the liability associated with such activities is one of the
pillars of the insurance industry. That is to say that the risk associated with
heavy lifting is one of the reasons why insurance premiums for some companies
are so high, but remember that these costs are ultimately passed on to
How lightweight is fiber optical cabling?
NASA uses it in space shuttles, and companies that build airplanes also make
use of fiber optical cabling in order to keep overall weight down and increase
payload capacity.

Easy to Install The Cable
the cable was problematic to install a few years ago, things have changed now
as technologies have changed. If you want to install the cable you only need to
contact installation professionals and the cable will be installed within a
very short time.

Fiber Optics are more protected
and secured

Fiber is more secure. Just thinking of all
the bad jokes that could come from this is stomach turning, and heart aches but
the security reimbursements are palpable. Security is important, even a three
year old baby knows that, and the responsibility is often on the company that possesses
or possibly runs the cabling. Additionally, the financial investment of tapping
into fiber optics is thought to be far greater than tapping into copper wiring.
It is far easier to tap into electrical wiring than it is to tap into fiber
optic wiring in a furtive manner

Fiber Optics is more well-organized
and long-lasting:

 Technical Signals sent over fiber optics do
not damage approximately as quickly as those sent over copper wiring. Light and
electricity may travel at the same speed, but electricity transiting through
any medium degrades. The greater the distance, the poorer the resultant signal.
There is nearly and virtually no signal loss in numerous situations. This means
fewer sub-stations to maintain signal quality, which in turn means a lower
infrastructure investment and obligation. Lower bottom lines are great for
businesses and consumers. Strangely enough, there does not seem to be a ready
dietary fiber joke that can fit in well with signaling.

Fiber Optics are Dualistic

Fiber is either dark or it isn’t…let’s not
even make judgments and sequent comparisons to the other fiber in this respect
because we all know where that joke would end up. Because fiber optic systems
do not inhibit with one another, and there is no such thing as a residual
lighting charge, fiber optic is the picture-perfect medium for swapping digital
data. Digital data is characteristically binary or dualistic in nature, so on
or off works far better than signaling based on electrical thresholds.

 Fiber Optics use less energy and the
conservation of energy is superb

Start minor or if you like little, get big
and stay that way. The nutritional fiber jokes that could go with that line are
simply too frequent and disturbing to anticipate. Metal wiring of any kind has
a finite broadmindedness for electricity, and that broad-mindedness degrades
over time. This means that no matter what density algorithms are applied to
data, at the end of the day the wire is going to be a restraining factor. Fiber
optics do not share this restriction, as simply upgrading the equipment on both
ends of a fiber optic wire will result in better performance. Furthermore, the
fiber optical cabling does not degrade over time the same way that wiring does.

 Fiber Optics are “Green”

Fiber is good for the environment. Ask any
specialist, and he will assure you of that. kindly Insert your own fart/CO2
joke here, but then consider that the electrical obligation to send an
electrical signal over miles of wiring is typically dozens of times the amount
of energy needed to send a brief flash of light over the same distance via
fiber optical cabling. A lower energy requirement means a lower carbon
footprint and lower price of operation, which can be enjoyed by network owners
and their customers/constituents alike.

 Fiber Optics use Light

You won’t get burned with fiber optics. Since
there is no electrical current passing through a fiber optical cable, there is
no heat. No heat means a few things, but prime amongst the benefits is that
fiber optical cabling is not a fire hazard in the same way that metal wiring is.
Given how litigious people are these days, a fire that starts in an overheating
cable might prove to be a very serious liability indeed. Even if a fire is not
caused by an overheated cable, an entire cable can be completely ruined if only
a portion of it melts. While this would also be true of fiber optical cabling,
there should not be any risk of a fiber optical cable melting during routine

 Fiber Optics aren’t influenced by Weather or
Environmental Conditions

the fibers carry light, they aren’t troubled by changes in temperature, cold,
rain or any other environmental disorder. This is not the case with copper
cables that are usually affected by environmental conditions. For example, when
it’s cold, the cables transmit data much faster than when it’s hot.

my in-depth experience, nothing seems to bother fiber optics. Because fiber
optical cables carry light instead of electricity, they are not disturbed by
changes in the temperature, rain, cold, or virtually any other environmental
condition. Fiber optical cables are not immune to everything, but deploying and
maintaining a network of wires is expensive and dangerous by comparison. Copper
wiring can become brittle over time, especially if it is overused and/or
exposed to hot ambient temperatures. Cold ambient temperatures help transmit
data over copper wiring more efficiently, but over great distances the results
may be more electricity arriving at a port than expected. The results can be a
burnout or even worse, but not with fiber optical cabling as it is not
influenced by weather conditions.

Fiber Optics are Faster

Well the light doesn’t actually travel
faster, but data is transmitted faster because of the increased capacity of
fiber optic cables. How much capacity? Current commercial applications can
transmit 10-80 Gigabits per second over a single channel. With Wave Division
Multiplexing, many channels are transmitted over the same fiber optic cable,
increasing the capacity many times over. The current record is 15.5 Terabits
per second over a distance of 7,000 km: That’s
the equivalent of 10.3 million 1.5Mbps DSL connections
. Wow!

strongly Support Wireless
cables are profoundly used by telecommunication companies to carry wireless
telephone signals from the barbicans to the dominant network. The fibers are favored
by numerous companies due to their large bandwidth and long term compatibility
with the network equipment. All over the world, people are really beginning to
embrace the power and the flexibility of fiber optic
cabling. .  Due to a wide variety of reasons, fiber optic
cabling is becoming the fastest, smartest and most flexible way to enable large
amounts of digital data to be transmitted and received. While the
technology behind the new fiber optic cabling installations is not exactly
brand new, the applications in which it’s being called to use for are and it’s
exciting to see. The only delinquent is, many people are still in the shadowy
about fiber optic cabling technology.