Fibre Connectivity

At Express Data we are specialists in network infrastructure installations, repairs and mends in mission-critical environments. 

You can count on us for high performance service on: data outlets, voice and data cabling, fibre connectivity, comms racks and cabinets, production line cabling, XL800 & XL810, scanners and sensors.

In this blog we look at fibre connectivity as a service. What is fibre connectivity, what fibre connectivity is needed for, types of fibre connectivity and how Express Data can help if fibre connectivity goes wrong!

What is fibre connectivity?

Fibre connectivity is a data connection carried by a cable filled with thin glass or plastic fibres. Data travels through them as beams of light pulsed in a pattern. Fibre-optic internet speeds are about 20 times faster than regular cable, allowing broadband connections up to 1 GB (Gigabit) per second for mission-critical industries.

What fibre connectivity is needed for

Fibre connectivity allows for super-fast and seamless streaming, video calls, downloads and back-ups. An HD movie can be downloaded in seconds, compared to the 30 minutes it might take using a conventional 20 Mbps (Megabits) internet service. Why is it so fast? Because fibre optics can send data at around 70% the speed of light. Fibre is also more robust and reliable than older technologies, with up to 80% fewer faults.

Different types of fibre connectivity

There are two main types of fibre – multimode and singlemode. Multimode fibre can carry multiple light rays (modes) at the same time by having varying optical properties at the core. It takes advantages of lower-cost technologies but is limited to premises cabling of less than a kilometre. Singlemode fibre has a single light path and can travel much longer distances of up to 100km.

Information is transmitted as pulses of laser or LED light rather than electricity, travelling through optical fibres that are only a little thicker than a human hair. They are bundled together as cables in a network that stretches across the planet and under the oceans. Once these light pulses reach their destination they are converted into electrical output that your devices, networks and office equipment can use.

What happens if fibre connectivity goes wrong

While an expertly designed and installed fibre connectivity solution will keep your mission-critical networks running at maximum capacity at the same time as reducing infrastructure costs, a substandard system will slow your systems and undermine productivity.

Fibre connectivity experts Express Data can install a bespoke solution to meet your business goals as well as the flexibility to grow and evolve over the long term. Our qualified and highly experienced in-house network infrastructure engineers will create agile, intelligent and cost-effective systems to match your company’s ambitions.

Contact us today on 0113 277 4111 or email to find out how Express Data’s network infrastructure installation and repair specialists can keep your business running at maximum productivity.

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