Fiber optical communications have transformed the telecommunication industry. Over many years of consistent reliability, fiber optics have become the predominant choice for Ethernet backbone infrastructure, high-speed internet services, and general data networking.
Today, fiber optics have become increasingly common in small to midsize business networks. The demand for IP-based devices, such as VoIP phones, IP cameras, and video conferencing units, requires an increase in bandwidth to support IP communications. Due to its massive throughput capabilities, fiber optic can support bandwidth-intensive devices with no issue.
However, fiber optics does come with a cost. Installation is still more expensive than installing traditional copper cabling and many businesses still don’t see a need for fiber in their networks. The following four benefits, however, surely outweigh the costs of installation...