What Does the Future of Fiber Optics Look Like

What Does the Future of Fiber Optics Look Like

Lester D'Souza, Enterprise Networking Mag | Friday, May 14, 2021

Many industries widely use fiber optics, and the development of standardized fiber testing practices has become necessary as these networks continue to expand. 

FREMONT, CA: Today, several businesses rely on fiber optic technology as they play a crucial role in providing a faster, more secure, and more extensive communication system for their network operations. In the coming years, a rising number of industries, such as healthcare and maritime, will be searching for new innovative solutions provided by fiber optics.

New Projects with Fiber Optics

New fiber initiatives emerge regularly. As per Forbes, numerous cities around the world are beginning to consider utilizing fiber optic cables for their communication networks. These cities have committed themselves to develop a city-wide fiber-optic network. According to Wire, if this project is completed successfully, it will be a significant step towards internet utopia.

Another network provider has proposed to lay 8,000 miles of submarine underwater fiber optic cable to meet increasing demand from Facebook and Google. With a capacity of 144 TB, the investment can be expensive, but the return will also be equally profitable.

Fiber optics also enables the deployment and expansion of 5G wireless networks. Telecom leaders depend upon millions of miles of new fiber-optic cables that can be used to connect 5G devices all over the world. The new fiber initiatives may be more diverse and productive applications in the future.

New Trends in Speed & Efficacy

Fiber optic technology is evolving in accordance with the increasing demands for higher speed and efficiency. New devices, like optical couplers and optical switches, enable the All-Optical Networks (AON) trend. This latest technology helps data be transmitted quickly and without electrical processing, resulting in longer transmission distances.

Another latest advancement is ROF, or Radio-over-Fiber, which enables radio signals to be transmitted through optical fibers. Electromagnetic interference has no effect on radio frequencies, which has enormous opportunities for improvement in the aviation industry and public works projects, stadium construction, and commercial building construction.

Fiber optics are now widely used in various industries, and the future looks promising. The development of standardized fiber testing practices will become highly significant as these networks grow in size and user load continues to increase.

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