Staying Ahead of the Curve: Telecom Companies Investing in Fiber Optics

Staying Ahead of the Curve: Telecom Companies Investing in Fiber Optics

    Why Telecom Companies Are Beginning To Invest In Fiber Optics

    As new technologies emerge, companies are doing what they can to stay ahead of the curve. These days, this means using the cloud, the internet of things (IoT), 5G, telecom, and typically investing big money in fiber optics. Driven by consumer demand, the need for a speedier and long-lasting connection has taken precedence.

    Telecom companies, such as Spectrum Enterprises and Bluebird Network are beginning to understand the needs of their clients. The Executive Vice President and President of Spectrum Enterprises stated that maintaining a robust fiber network and taking advantage of future technologies that have immense demands on bandwidth should remain a top priority. Bluebird Network President and CEO, Michael Morey, stated that they had the “foresight to upgrade our network to be 100G capable”, just in case the need was there for customers.

    Fiber optics is far more efficient than traditional cable systems when it comes to the transmission of telecommunications signals, with respects to data and voice. It’s come a long way since the installation of the first fiber WAN in Essex in the U.K in 1978.

    The increased investment in fiber optics by telecom companies is easy to justify when you consider the advantages it brings to their service:

    • Lower attenuation - this means less weakening or minimizing of power in terms of intensity.
    • Less interference - less electromagnetic interference means fewer interruptions, obstructions, or degradation that can limit a circuit’s performance.

    Since the 2000s, the cost of fiber optics has significantly decreased. In some U.S. cities, it can be less expensive for the subscriber to roll out fiber optics to the home in comparison to copper. Telecommunication companies are required to think ahead and adapt if they want to stay competitive in the marketplace. To acquire and retain new customers, companies will need to meet consumer demand by building for tomorrow, today.

    Ask Cadsourcing how you can stay ahead of the curve when it comes to fiber optics!

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