Fibre Internet is the latest way in which data is transferred around the globe. It’s much faster than cable and dial-up connections, and can sometimes relay multiple terabits of data fairly easily. Fibre Internet transmits information by sending coded beams of light through extremely fine glass or plastic fibres that are typically less than a tenth of the thickness of a human hair. It is based on fibre optic technology first applied in the 1970s. Fibre optics revolutionised the telecommunications industry and played a major role in the beginning of the Information Age.
Three major advantages saw the development of fibre optic cables as the topmost means of conveying information. These include: less ‘attenuation’ or signal loss; little to no interference, ‘crosstalk’ or electromagnetic interference resulting in signal quality and reliably; and, more bandwidth, carrying much more data than copper cables of the same diameter.
In our connected environment, many businesses simply couldn’t function without fibre Internet. Here are ten reasons to convince you of its significance:
Fibre optic cables eliminates the electromagnetic interference that copper wire cables suffer from. There is no crosstalk between individual fibres or cables, which means information passes from one point to another with no distortion. Additionally, fibre is much stronger than copper and is not susceptible to inclement weather conditions, which can damage or stall data transmission via copper cabling. Fibre is also resistant to human or electrical interference unless fibres are physically cut
Fibre Internet can be upgraded and extended as businesses grow with subsequent demands for data transfer and transfer speeds.
Fibre Internet signals do not degrade or disappear and is significantly more resistant to dropping out than its copper predecessor.
Would-be hackers and information thieves can gain access to business cable Internet with relative ease, due to cable tapping or other relatively simple methodologies. The only way to penetrate fibre-optic Internet is to physically cut the fibres, which will cause the signal to disappear. Fibre-optic Internet is one powerful way to increase your company’s protection against cybercrime.
- Expert support
With BitCo, you get cutting-edge business technology and business support from a dedicated team of experts. With its industry leading service level agreement, downtime or security issues impeding productivity are lessened.
- Increased speed means increased productivity
A recent poll found that businesses lose 38 hours-worth of productivity per employee every year as a direct result of slow and unreliable Internet. The speed of fibre Internet means employees will seldom wait for video to upload or download large files which means a more productive workforce.
- Cloud Access
As businesses move more services to the cloud, fibre-optic Internet is becoming critical and most organisations are using the cloud in some capacity. Ranging from customer relationship management (CRM) tools to data storage, the cloud is an important business tool. The speed and bandwidth capabilities of fibre Internet mean faster access to data and applications stored in the cloud. This translates into less delays with communicating with prospects or customers.
- Signal Strength
The signal strength of fibre-optic Internet does not degrade as quickly over distance as does transfer in copper cables. Organisations in relatively large spaces could benefit from better signal strength throughout the facility. This could be particularly true for employees in workspaces that are located a significant distance from the telecommunications room, which may be negatively impacted by distance with broadband Internet.
Latency describes delays that occur in the processing of data over an Internet connection. Fibre-optic Internet eliminates many of the latency issues users experience on cable Internet, specifically when downloading or uploading video or high-definition content. Fibre Internet allows better voice quality for VoIP users, the ability to move more apps to the cloud, downloading and uploading big files without disruption, and improved collaboration between employees
- Cost Savings
Fast Internet may be considered as a productivity tool for businesses through the elimination of slow speed issues. Productivity directly attributed to slow or unreliable cable Internet, could disappear with fibre, and consequently, it becomes a great cost saving technology. Additionally, gaining flexibility and scalability with fibre-optic Internet connectivity are crucial in increasing productivity and cutting costs.
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