How does Air blown fibre optic cabling work?
Air blown fibre optic cabling is simply an innovative way to install and maintain fibre optic cable; the actual data transferring fibres are exactly the same. What’s different is the cable’s construction and method of installation. The cable is constructed of an outer jacket with a bundle of fibre optic cables within. Each individual fibre within the cable is separate from the others and may be removed by blowing air through the cable. A new fibre may then be blown through the cable to replace the old. With air blown fibre, it isn’t necessary to replace an entire cable when only one fibre needs replacing, which helps to cut costs and minimise waste. It is also much easier to replace fibres since everything can be done from the equipment room without the need for construction or any other kind of heavy labour.
For a company that needs to have cutting-edge technology, air blown fibre cabling is the perfect solution. When new and improved fibres become available, they can be slipped into the original cables: no construction or re-installation will be necessary once the cable jacket is in place.