fibre optic installations
Network cabling IN OXFORDSHIRE
When it comes to fibre optic installations, we aim to provide you with an install that is reliable and resilient. It is our policy to future-proof all fibre optic installs to give businesses the infrastructure to upscale effortlessly. We utilise the latest technologies in fusion splicing to ensure fibre joints have the least ‘loss’ possible, giving you a resilient, high-capacity network link and speeds that meet your expectations.
When it comes to improving or fixing an existing fibre network, we will discuss the implications of repairing a damaged network compared to laying a completely new network which can often be more cost-effective.
Low-cost high-speed connections over short distances of up to 400m.
Multimode fibre has a large core of around 50um which gives it the ability to use multiple modes of light to propagate (850 or 1300nm). This provides high-bandwidth rates at shorter distances. Multimode fibre can suffer high rates of dispersion and attenuation in longer distances.
Pros: 10Gbps up to 400 metres & 100Gbps up to 150 metres. Cheaper option.
Cons: High dispersion and attenuation. Effective for short distances only.
Singlemode offers a higher cost high-speed connection using laser diodes.
Singlemode fibre has a small core of around 9um and uses one mode of light to propagate (1310nm or 1550nm). This provides low signal attenuations and the highest signal speeds at greater distances.
Pros: 100Gbps up to 2 kilometres.
Cons: Higher cost fibre and equipment.
Sometimes we use words and phrases that only those in the industry are aware of. Here are some of the most common, briefly explained. If you’re still unsure, contact our fibre optic team in Witney, Oxfordshire. They are always happy to talk and advise.
- Dispersion: Signal distortion leading to unreadable data/poor data quality.
- Attenuation: Power loss in the signal.
- Refraction: Change in light direction.
- OS: Optical singlemode/ singlemode fibre.
- OM: Optical multimode/ multimode fibre.
The specs of different fibres
62.5 um in diameter. 10Gbps up to 33 metres. This is a legacy cable and is not used in new installs.
50 um in diameter. 10Gbps up to 82 metres. This is a legacy cable and is not used in new installs.
50 um in diameter. 10Gbps up to 300 metres. This is also a laser optimised fibre.
50 um in diameter. 10Gbps up to 400 metres. This is also a laser optimised fibre.
9 um in diameter. 10Gbps up to 2 kilometres. This is for internal use and is normally provided in tight buffered fibre.
9 um in diameter. 10Gbps up to and beyond 2 kilometres. This is for external use and is normally provided in loose tube and blown fibre.
Contact us today
If you are unsure of the service or install that you require, we can conduct an on-site survey at no cost, providing you with a no-obligation quote. If you are based in Oxford or Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas, get in touch with our engineers today.