Precision Fibre installs give you

Light speed networks

Fibre Optic

Network cabling

When it comes to fibre optics, we aim to provide you with an install that is reliable and resilient. It is our policy to future-proof all 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.

Multimode fibre optics

Multimode Fibre

Low-cost high-speed connections over short distances of up to 40om.

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: 10 Gbps up to 400 metres & 100 Gbps up to 150 metres. Cheaper option.

Cons: High dispersion and attenuation. Effective for short distances only.

 

Singlemode fibre optic dimensions

Singlemode Fibre

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: 100 Gbps up to 2 kilometres.

Cons: Higher cost fibre and equipment.

Industry Language

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 your still unsure contact our fibre optic team in Witney, Oxfordshire. They are always happy to talk and advice.

  • Dispersion: Signal distortion leading to unreadable data/poor data quality.
  • Attenuation: Power loss in the signal.
  • Refraction: Change in light direction.
  • OS: Opticle singlemode/ singlemode fibre.
  • OM: Opticle multimode/ multimode fibre.

The specs of different fibres

OM1

62.5 um in diameter. 10 Gbps up to 33 metres. This is a legacy cable and is not used in new installs.

OM2

50 um in diameter. 10 Gbps up to 82 metres. This is a legacy cable and is not used in new installs.

OM3

50 um in diameter. 10 Gbps up to 300 metres. This is also a laser optimised fibre.

OM4

50 um in diameter. 10 Gbps up to 400 metres. This is also a laser optimised fibre.

OS1

9 um in diameter. 10 Gbps up to 2 kilometres. This is for internal use and is normally provided in tight buffered fibre.

OS2

9 um in diameter. 10 Gbps 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 your require, we can conduct an on-site survey at no cost, providing you with a no-obligation quote. Get in touch with our engineers today.