Optical fibre is used by many telecommunications companies to transmit telephone signals, internet communication and cable television signals. It is also used in a multitude of other industries, including medical, defence/government, for data storage, and industrial/commercial.
A fibre optic cable is a network cable that contains strands of glass fibres inside an insulated casing. Light travels down a fibre optic cable by bouncing off the walls of the cable repeatedly. Each light particle (photon) bounces down the pipe with continued internal mirror-like reflection. Transparent glass or plastic fibre allows the pulsing of light from one end to the other, travelling down the core of the cable with minimal loss. They’re designed for long-distance, high-performance data networking, and telecommunications. Compared to wired cables, fibre optic cables provide a higher bandwidth (capacity) and can transmit data over longer distances and it is the most efficient. Choosing optical fibre cabling will ensure greater fidelity while transmitting more information.