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The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Fiber Optic Cable

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Fiber Optic Cable - Fiber optic cable is a type of cable made of glass fiber which is very fine and small compared to cables in general. Its size can even be likened to a strand of hair. Optical fiber can be used to transfer data or data signals using light from one place to another. This cable usually uses a light source from an LED or laser. This cable is also about 120mm in diameter.

Cables with fiber optic technology have also begun to be widely used in internet and telephone networks in Indonesia. One of them is the Telkom Indonesia company which is used in Indihome Fiber products. But not all areas have fiber optic services like this. Because the price is still quite expensive, sometimes local networks to be able to share resources still use UTP cables.

Advantages of Fiber Optic Cable

  • Fiber optic cable has many advantages compared to other cables. the following is a summary.
  • Fiber optic cables can transfer more data and at very high speeds, even reaching Gbps, the bandwidth is also getting bigger.
  • It has a small size and light weight compared to other cables.
  • Minimal interference, because fiber optic cable is not affected by radio and electromagnetic signals.
  • It is safer, because optical fiber does not conduct electricity and is not flammable.
  • Fiber optic cables can transmit data signals further than copper cables.
  • Non-conductor, no sparks and electric power.
  • It doesn't rust because it's not iron or copper.

Disadvantages of Fiber Optic Cable

  • Everything must have a weakness, except God Almighty over all things. Let's look at the disadvantages of fiber optic cables.
  • Repair and maintenance are difficult, this is because if there is damage to this cable, you must call someone who is an expert and experienced in handling the fiber optic cable.
  • The price of fiber optic cable is expensive, compared to the price of UTP cable, this fiber optic cable is much more expensive.
  • Fiber optic cable cannot be bent with sharp bends or forming a sharp angle.

By using this optical fiber technology, the resulting data transfer speed will be very fast compared to cables made of iron or copper. You need to know that the latest cabling technology on the internet network is fiber optic cable.

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