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Reducing costs in long-haul networks

long-haul networks

The rapid nature of fiber optic technology makes selecting the best optical fiber for long-haul networks a complex decision. Transmission technology and electronics are constantly changing and upgrading, so optical cables are sometimes deployed with multiple fiber types within one cable, keeping the maximum number of possible options open as the network evolves. 

Selecting the best optical fiber may be complex, and we recommend speaking to an expert to inform your decision. Still, the choice to implement fiber optic technology is simple, and this has much to do with its increased performance, with massively reduced rates of dispersion and attenuation. We are constantly improving performance at our state-of-the-art R&D Facilities, and every advance in technology strengthens the efficiency of the cables and reduces the chances of dispersion and attenuation. 

Fiber optic cables are expensive to replace, especially in long-haul networks. Installing fiber optic cables to withstand multiple generations of hardware is critical; they must perform for the maximum amount of time in harsh conditions, too. 

Our engineers have developed the ability to produce customizable, non-standard cables up to 50 km with as many as 192 fibers. Beforehand, the maximum length was 25 km, so a 50 km custom solution is a considerable improvement. The increased length of the cable reduces expenses by cutting the amount of splicing and connecting costs by half, while the high fiber count provides a future-proof solution. 

Selecting a future-proof solution is a critical consideration when choosing the best optical fiber for long-haul networks. Our high fiber count ensures you keep the maximum number of options open as your network evolves. 

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