Find out how investing in fiber optics can help your ISP

Every provider wants to provide fast, stable and reliable connections for their customers. Therefore, in the medium and long term, the investment in optical fiber is the best cost-benefit for internet companies.

Optical fiber technology offers much more speed, security and reliability for the internet than older alternatives, which generally use traditional copper cables.

Check out some below advantages that the fiber network offers, and can help your provider when expanding.

1 – Greater transmission capacity and stability

Fiber optic internet offers stability and connection speed that even the best conventional cable network does not have. 

The transmission speed in fiber is faster than in copper wire connections, with averages between 50 and 100 Mb/s, and ideal situations of maximum between 1 and 10 Gb/s. That is, even in times of high demand on the connection, it is possible to maintain speed without significant drops. This is made possible through its high technology in signal transmission, and it can be upgraded to continuously increase speed while maintaining stability.

2 - Protection

With the conventional internet cable, there is a certain ease for hackers and criminals to invade the network. Cable shield leaks and other methods can allow information theft, and everyone knows the level of damage this causes.

When using fiber optics, the only way to cross the internet would be to physically cut the fibers. This would also cause the signal to be interrupted, which makes the process of accessing the data much more complicated. As much as 100% does not solve, opting for fiber optics gives an extra guarantee of security to carry out online operations. 

3 - Exemption from electromagnetic interference

Traditional copper cables, used in various networks, are sensitive to electromagnetic interference. They can be caused by approaching electrical devices, but also by natural causes such as lightning.

With fiber optics, your provider is safe from this problem. Because it is produced in glass material, with data transmitted through light, and not electrical currents, there is immunity to such interference in fiber optic cables. Thus, you preserve the quality, avoiding oscillations and signal loss.

4 – Higher signal strength and lower latency

A common problem when using internet via Wi-Fi in traditional broadband networks is the reduction in signal quality when the device is far from the router or switch. With fiber optics, this doesn't happen easily. It is possible to obtain good signal strength even at greater distances.

It is worth mentioning that this factor also depends on the quality of the router used. Even if the internet is fiber optic, if the equipment is limited, the network efficiency will be reduced.

Another great advantage of fiber optics, from a user experience point of view, is the reduction of latency. This is the term that describes delays in the transmission of data in the navigation structure, when carrying information from one point to another. The reduction has a direct impact on the quality of user navigation, especially in relation to downloads, uploads, and VoIP calls.

5 – Best value for money

An increasingly evident advantage of fiber optic internet is its cost-benefit ratio. The value delivered, compared to the traditional model, is much higher: almost the same values, delivering plans with higher available speeds, stability, and a safer and more efficient structure.

And over time, its cheapness can increase that difference even more.

6 - Ease of installation

Finally, fiber optics makes installation easier. Your cables do not need modification to increase transmission capacity. With copper wires, when there is such a need, it is necessary to increase thickness and rigidity, making installation more difficult. Furthermore, such structure changes can still result in connection issues during this period.

Fiber optic cables are smaller, more flexible, and therefore easier to install. Its deployment can be up to 70% cheaper, and operating maintenance costs up to 80% lower.

Plus, keeping track of your fiber optic network today is much more accurate. Solutions such as OZmap have the ability to provide efficient management, which further optimizes the use of this technology and reduces costs for your provider.

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