Fiber Optics and its benefits

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Most people only know that their phone and the Internet are connected to something on their wall and that’s as far as their knowledge goes. What they don’t know is that there are several options when it comes to cables, and those different options are carried by different networks. Fiber optic networks are one of the most important options. While this terminology is probably something you’ve heard before, you may not know exactly what fiber optic services are.

Here is a description of what fiber optics is and its advantages: HistoryFiber’s fiber optic cables were originally invented in the 1970s and began to replace copper cable connections. Fiber has played an important role in the information age and has revolutionized telecommunications ever since. Simply put, fiber optic cables contain many fine strands of glass fibers. They are capable of handling exponentially more bandwidth and longer distances. For example, a single optical fiber can handle three million voice calls or ninety thousand TV channels, a vast improvement over copper wired connections in terms of efficiency and cost. Therefore, fiber optic services became the main method of telecommunications.


There are several benefits that fiber optic cables have over long distance copper cabling (which is why these services have finally been extended to more developing areas of the world). Fiber optic cables can support bandwidths of up to 100 gigabytes per second, much higher than copper cabling. Long distance copper cabling also needs more signal boosters. However, because fiber optic services use light, they can cover more distance with fewer signal boosters required, which means less money must be spent on buying boosters and maintaining them. This lower cost is one of the reasons why fiber optics has spread to areas such as Latin America. In addition, copper wiring is more likely to be stolen and sold for scrap, especially in areas with lower median socioeconomic status.

Fiber optics in Latin America

In 2016, it was reported that areas in Latin America were advancing beyond their backbone broadband networks to fiber optics. Fiber optics is very important because of its ability to connect major cities, increasing communications. In Latin America, fiber optic Internet services have a long way to go, as many people are still ignored by fiber optic services, but things are moving in the right direction (connectivity to as many areas as possible). The leaders in fiber optic communications in Latin America connect countries such as Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama to major U.S. cities such as Los Angeles, New York and Miami. This creates many opportunities for business in Latin America.

If you are a telecom operator or telecom integrator looking to expand into the Latin American market, consider Ufinet. Internet services in Latin America are growing now, so get into the industry while you can!


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