The most advanced communications networks use fibre optics technology. Fibre has so many benefits over traditional networks and is helping advance our business speed and data transfer. SEE RELATED ARTICLE: Fibre Optics Explained
The next logical question is who is a good candidate for a fibre optics? Any business can benefit from fibre optics, however they tend to fall into three main categories:
1. Businesses in need of a network upgrade
Existing or outdated technology can be a potential risk for companies as copper networks approach the end of their useful life. Businesses must invest in reliable network technology that provides future scalability for the growing demands of technology and reduces the risk of downtime. If you’re a growing business or your business has already outgrown your traditional network, consider looking into whether fibre is an available option yet in your area.
2. Companies in need of additional network and infrastructure (redundant or expanding)
Because fibre optics and copper work together in the same network, companies who are augmenting their current network and infrastructure investments can expand with fibre technology. For many companies, using fibre optics as the cable of choice for additional networks represents the first step in overall migration. CTOs, CIOs, IT managers and others responsible for budget are using fibre network expansions as testing grounds to prove that this newer technology represents greater security and ROI compared to copper.
3. Companies that require initial network installation at a new or retrofitted facility
New network installations at an existing or retrofitted facility can benefit from choosing fibre optic technology over copper. Because fibre optic cables can be used alongside power and other interference-emitting sources, fibre represents far more versatility. This is a huge benefit when it comes to installing new networks in pre-existing and upgraded buildings.
As copper inches closer to its capability limits, fibre optic technology has become established as the option whose limits outpace that of copper. And while the capabilities of copper haven’t been maxed out, its limits will be reached while the fibre optic technology will continue to expand.
Companies on every scale are seeing the reliability of fibre optics networks and are using it to support the most critical aspects of their business. Across Manitoba, mission-critical data is being carried on these networks because of its security, reliability and future potential.
If you’ve thought about a fibre optic network for your business needs but haven’t yet made the step, it might be time to take a second look.
Have you experienced the speed of fibre optics? Tell us in the comments below. Note: Although MTS has dramatically grown its fibre optic network called FiON, this article is intended to give you information first and foremost so you can have the best tools to meet your business needs. We encourage you to explore the options available to help your business succeed.
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