Summary of Fiber Optics You Ever Wanted to Know

Communication over distance has come a long way since the first days of the telephone. Current technology allows us to communicate with people anywhere on the planet thanks to the Internet. But what is the tech that allows us this great privilege? Fiber optics. Undoubtedly, you’ve heard of fiber optics, but what exactly are they? And how do they work? In this…

Dr. Kao and his wife

The World Celebrates the Birthday of Father of Fiber Optics

Today, the November 4 is the birthdate of Sir Charles Kuen Kao (Professor Kao), the man who is known as the Godfather of Broadband, Father of Fiber Optics and the Father of Fiber Optic Communication. FOMSN joins with the world of fiber optic professionals to celebrate his birthday. FTTH Council Europe has sent out an email to the registered users to remind the “Gimme Fibre Day”, which is on 4th November as a tribute to Professor Kao.

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Why Fiber Optics is Ideal for Cloud Computing

Fiber optic technology is still underutilized, even though it represents the cutting edge in connectivity. Seeking Alpha, a technology market news source, reported that only 11% of Internet connections use fiber optics. Cloud computing is one area of opportunity for fiber optic connectivity. Because the cloud offers infrastructure services over the Internet, the level of performance provided depends on the…

fiber optic or copper cable

Why Recommend Fiber Over Copper in 2017?

2017 is coming in less than a month, looking back, in the communication field, the old remaining dilemma between fiber and copper is still left behind. People are struggling about whether they should hold on to the tried-and-tested copper cables that are sufficient so far or make the leap into the future, and go fiber optic. From a technical perspective,…

Fiber Optics: History and Advantages

You may know that the simplest form of fiber optics is a medium used for carrying information from one point to another in the form of light. It consists of a transmitting device, which generates the light signal, fiber optic cables (eg. LC to SC cable) that serve as a conduit for pulses of light to travel over distances, and…

End User’s Guide to Fiber Optics 1

End User’s Guide to Fiber Optics

Fiber optics is the primary medium we use to communicate today. For instance, Phones, landline or wireless, the Internet and cable TV all communicate on fiber optic cables. Fiber optics carry signals as pulses of light while copper cables carry signals as pulses of electrons. Fiber’s advantages over the copper result from the physics of transmitting with photons instead of electrons. In a glass, optical attenuation is much less than the attenuation of electrical signals in copper and much less dependent on signal frequency.