Here at London Fibre Cabling, we’re passionate about what we do, and whilst the potential dizzy heights of the technology world are often drowned in a vast pool of industry jargon and terminology which would only resonate with the Einstein’s of technologies inner circles, our aim is to cut straight to the core for you, and provide that all important link between industry tech knowledge and that simple explanation of the end result you’re looking to achieve!
Our focus is always firmly fixed on our customers, and we’re here to make things painless for you in reaching your goals, and enabling you to jump on board the super-highway of lightning fast fibre connectivity and infrastructure, without breaking a sweat.
There are two types of Fibre used in communications infrastructure, Single Mode (OS1, OS2) and Multimode (OM1 – OM4). In basic terms, the main reason you would usually choose one over the other comes down to the capacity for how much data can be transferred over a maximum distance.
Here’s the snapshot for you: Multimode (OM4) cable can provide optimum transfer of 100 Gigabytes of data up to distances of 150 Metres. Single mode (OS1 & OS2) can provide optimum transfer of this level of data over 40 Kilometres.
Moving down to 1 Gigabyte of data, the numbers become 1,100 Metres and 100 Kilometres respectively – So the difference is of gargantuan proportions!
Back here on earth, unless you have a specific applicational use for your fibre that requires the cabling to be single mode, or you’re looking for connectivity over great distances, the chances are you’ll be looking at installing Multimode fibre cabling.
For the über geeks walking among us, full technical specifications and further info have been safely tucked away below, however, London Fibre Cabling welcomes you to ignore this information completely, and simply give our expert team a call for assistance!
|Type||Core / Cladding (um)||Fast Ethernet 100Mb||Gigabit GbE||10 Gigabit 10GbE||40 Gigabit 40GbE||100 Gigabit 100GbE|
|Multimode||OM1||62.5 / 125||2km||275m||33m||-||-|
|Multimode||OM2||50 / 125||2km||550m||82m||-||-|
|Multimode||OM3||50 / 125||2km||800m||300m||100m||100m|
|Multimode||OM4||50 / 125||2km||1100m||400m||150m||150m|
|Singlemode||OS/OS2||9 / 125||40km||100km||40km||40km||40km|
“Out with the Old and in with the New”
For the majority, upgrading essential infrastructure is not something you’re going to want to do on a regular basis.
Firstly of course, it’s a necessity to fulfil your immediate requirements, but it’s also a wise move to cast both eyes to the future for a moment, as a perception of additional cost today can prove a big saving tomorrow, and with high speed data networks forming such an essential part of how all organisations function, investing in the right infrastructure to take your organisation into the future has never been more important.
So why invest in Fibre infrastructure rather than copper such as Cat5e or Cat6?
It’s Fast!! – To just say it’s faster than copper is the understatement of the century; fibre cable can transmit data at a rate of only 30% less than the speed of light!
Lower attenuation (signal loss) – copper cables can only transmit information less than 1000ft before power loss becomes a stumbling block, with fibre you are talking over 25 miles!
Zero electromagnetic interference (EMI) – This can cause all sorts of problems with copper networks and issues can often be hard to find and resolve; with power also being an essential for organisations and shared routes for infrastructure very much common place in most buildings, this is a major progression for networking technology!
No power, no Fire – Given that Fibre optic technology is based on beams of light and not electrical currents, there is no longer any risk of your infrastructure being a safety risk or fire hazard. London Fibre’ is not burning down!
Extra resilience – Fibre cabling is far less likely to damage than copper, saving you money on the maintenance of replacing cabling, and the usually even more costly carnage of potential down time and disruption that a network outage could cause you.
London Fibre Cabling always want the best for our customers, and with a foundation of knowledge based on years of experience in cabling and network infrastructure, our specialist team of project managers and engineers are on hand to guide you through the entire process from inception, to installation.
Fibre technology is most certainly here with us for the future, and it’s here now.
Call London Fibre Cabling now to get moving on in with the new!