What is Fiber Optics?
Fiber Optics / Optical Fiber is:
Fiber Optics / Optical Fiber is a flexible, transparent fiber made by drawing glass (silica) or plastic to a diameter slightly thicker than that of a human hair.Optical fibers are used most often as a means to transmit light between the two ends of the fiber and find wide usage in fiber-optic communications, where they permit transmission over longer distances and at higher bandwidths (data rates) than electrical cables. Fibers are used instead of metal wires because signals travel along them with less loss; in addition, fibers are immune to electromagnetic interference, a problem from which metal wires suffer excessively. Fibers are also used for illumination and imaging, and are often wrapped in bundles so they may be used to carry light into, or images out of confined spaces, as in the case of a fiberscope. Specially designed fibers are also used for a variety of other applications, some of them being fiber optic sensors and fiber lasers.
Advantages of Fiber Optic line
Disadvantages of Fiber Optic Transmission
Even Though fiber optic transmission brings lots of convenience, it has 2 small disadvantages.
- Fragility: usually optical fiber cables are made of glass, which lends to they are more fragile than electrical wires. In addition, glass can be affected by various chemicals including hydrogen gas (a problem in underwater cables), making them need more cares when deployed under ground.
- Cost Is Higher Than Copper Cable: despite the fact that fiber optic installation costs are dropping by as much as 60% a year, installing fiber optic cabling is still relatively higher than copper cables. Because copper cable installation does not need extra care like fiber cables. However, optical fiber is still moving into the local loop, and through technologies such as FTTH and PONs (passive optical networks), enabling subscriber and end user broadband access.
Why Scan Sat Network commits and focus on Fiber Optics:
Scan Sat Network believes in providing a high quality service with a great stability to a price affordable for everyone.
Scan Sat is currently deploying fiber in most part of Torrevieja, expanding with a high pace without leaving behind the High quality they deliver, counting with a team of 10 persons dedicated to the Fiber Optic Department. At the moment Scan Sat is delivering fiber from 100MB up to 1024MB (1GB) per customer, This means that Scan Sat is the only company in Costa Blanca that has the possibilities to be able to give 1GB per Client since they have their own servers and all cabling is done correctly with a high quality cable.
Scan Sats actual offers are Fiber Optics + IPTV for a price of 27€ /Month, including 100MB Guaranteed Fiber Connection + more than 120 Scandinavian & British Channels on IPTV.
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Fiber optic transmission is widely used for data transmission and is increasingly being used in place of metal wires because of its efficiency and high transmission capacity. We have seen the fiber optic cables have replaced traditional copper twisted-pair cable or coaxial cable. As the use and demand for great bandwidth and fast speed, there is no doubt that fiber optic transmission will bring more opportunities and be continuously researched and expanded to cater for future demands.