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  • Writer's pictureMaría Belén Gómez

Fiber Optics and its importance

What is optical fiber and why is it important for the development of telecommunications?

Fiber optics is a type of cable that transmits light signals through very thin filaments of glass or plastic. These signals can carry digital information over long distances and at high speeds, overcoming the limitations of conventional copper or coaxial cables.

Optical fiber has several advantages that make it ideal for the development of telecommunications, especially in the current context of digital transformation and the growing demand for internet, voice and data services.

Some of these advantages are:

Higher capacity: optical fiber can transmit more data in less time than traditional cables, enabling higher quality services and bandwidth to be offered to users. For example, a single optical fiber can carry more than 100 Gbps (gigabits per second), while a coaxial cable can reach 10 Gbps.

Lower attenuation: Fiber optics suffer less signal loss than conventional cables, which means it can travel longer distances without the need for amplifiers or repeaters. This reduces installation and maintenance costs, as well as energy consumption and electromagnetic interference.

Increased security: Fiber optics are more difficult to intercept or tamper with than traditional cables, ensuring greater protection of users' information and privacy. In addition, optical fiber is more resistant to fire, water and adverse environmental conditions.

Fiber optics is, therefore, a key technology for the development of telecommunications, since it allows connecting people, companies and institutions more quickly, efficiently and safely. Fiber optics facilitates access to services such as streaming, gaming, teleworking, online education, telemedicine, e-commerce, social networks, the internet of things and smart cities.

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