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Hair-Thin Fiber Optics Allow for Higher Carrying Capacity in Telecommunication Networks - Providence, RI

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Fiber optic cables are revolutionizing telecommunication networks in Providence, RI. They are now used to replace conventional copper wires. Although fiber optic cables are made of hair-thin strands of flexible fiber, they can guarantee higher carrying capacity in networks or systems used in telecommunications.

In recent telecommunication network design installations, fiber optic cables have been used instead of copper wires. And even older networks are gradually being updated and are embracing fiber optic cables in order to improve their critical operations. Several miles of cables can be developed less expensively than the equivalent lengths of copper wire. And because optical fibers are thinner than or are a smaller diameters than copper wire, more fibers can be bundled into a given diameter cable allowing more telecommunication lines to run over the same cable.

Fiber optic splicing in telecommunication networks allows for less signal degradation as well. Unlike electrical signals in copper wires, light signals from one fiber do not interfere with the rest of the fibers. So even when there are many fibers spliced in the same cable, the transmission of signals is better making telephone conversations or video reception more clear. Fiber optic cables can also carry digital signals so they are ideally suited for transmitting digital information in computer networks.

To find out more about fiber optic splicing and telecommunication network design installations, contact ElecComm.