Types of Fibre Optic Cabling
At ACCL we know that every company is unique and has unique needs. This is why we like to make sure we cover all our bases.
Our fibre optic installation services are flexible and designed to fit the needs of every London company, from small startups to large corporations.
Air Blown Fibre Installation
Air blown fibre optic cabling is a new form of cable that enables easy replacement of damaged fibres. Each fibre within the cable is separate from the others and can be easily replaced by blowing air through the cable. A replacement fibre can be introduced the same way.
The main reasons to choose air blown fibre installation for your London office include:
- Innovative cable construction
- Easier maintenance: no more heavy construction when you need small repairs. Just blow the old, damaged fibre out and the new one in.
- Easy to upgrade: when a new, better performing type of fibre is available, you can easily add it to your network.
Fibre to the Desktop (FTTD)
Upgrading from a copper network to a fibre one can be quite expensive. Luckily, ACCL can offer you the middle ground: FTTD is not only affordable, but also high performing. In a nutshell, this fibre installation service consists of endowing your workstations with fibre optic Internet from your copper-based network.
FTTD is a popular choice for fibre installation services in London. Here’s why:
- It’s easy to install: each group of desks receives a small fibre cable tube from the patch panel.
- It can be done with a minimal disruption: since you don’t need to replace the entire network, you can enjoy faster Internet in as little as one day.
- You get high bandwidth capability for voice, data, video and network security.
Multi-mode Fibre Optic Cabling
Multi-mode cables use fibres that contain multiple paths through which light may travel. Multi-mode fibre optic cabling is ideal for:
- Medium distances (no more than 500 meters)
- Campus buildings, medium-sized London office buildings, inter-cabinet links
Multi-mode fibre optic cabling provides high bandwidth and speed over medium distances. OM3 and OM4 cables can carry 1 Gbit traffic over distances of up to 550m, but they work up to speeds of 100 Gbit, which they can carry on distances over 100 and, respectively, 150 meters.
Single-mode Fibre Optic Cabling
Single-mode fibre optic cabling is better over long distances than multi-mode because there is only one path through which light may travel. This prevents data from being scrambled and allows for much greater distances than multimode. Single-mode fibre optic cables operating at a wavelength of 1310 nm can carry 1 Gbit traffic over distances of up to 5 km, a 10 Gbit traffic on up to 10 km. While they are limited in terms of bandwidth compared to their multi-mode counterparts, single-mode fibre optic cables have better distance coverage and they tend to be easier to maintain.Single-mode Fibre Optic Cabling
The ACCL team has worked on countless challenging single-mode fibre optic installation projects in London and the surrounding area. Our fibre optic cabling project for Southampton FC was a smashing success because our skilled team of engineers and project managers managed to obtain high performance by combining single-mode and multi-mode cabling.
We recommend the use of multi-mode fibre optic installation for:
- Football Stadiums
- Golf courses
- Data Centres
- Information providers
- Digital Signage