Advantages and disadvantages of fiber optics

In this post I want to list the advantages and disadvantages of fiber optic splice closure in china , a few years ago it was an unknown type of installation and it was also very difficult to find qualified personnel for its connectorizationor fusion . With the rise of fiber networks by operators this word, "fiber", we all know what it means, what we do not know are the advantages and disadvantages it brings to the world of communications.
- Easy to install.
- High speed data transmission.
- Direct connection of plants to companies.
- Great bandwidth.
- The fiber optic cable, being very thin and flexible, is much lighter and occupies less space than the coaxial cable and twisted pair cable.
- Unlimited and continuous access 24 hours a day, without congestion.
- Fiber optic makes it possible to surf the Internet, at a speed of 2 million bps, unthinkable in the conventional system, in which most users connect to 10mbps, 100mbps or 1000mbps.
- Video and sound in real time.
- The raw material to make it is abundant in nature.
- Compatibility with digital technology.
- Great security. The intrusion in an optical fiber is easily detectable, due to the weakening of the light energy in reception, besides it does not radiate anything, which is particularly interesting for applications that require a high degree of confidentiality.
- Resistance to heat, cold and corrosion.
- You can group several fiber optic patch panel supplier cables and create a hose that carries large amounts of traffic, immune to interference.
- Insensitivity to electromagnetic interference, such as when a telephone wire loses part of its signal.
- Only people who live in the areas of the city for which the fiber optic network is already installed can subscribe.
- The cost is high in the fiber optic connection, the companies do not charge for time of use, but for quantity of information transferred to the computer, or any other equipment or household appliance connected to the internet, the information is measured bytes.
- The installation cost is high.
- The relatively high cost compared to the other types of cable.
- Fragility of fibers.
- The tiny cores of the cables must be aligned with extreme precision when splicing, to avoid excessive signal loss.
- Difficulty repairing a broken fiber cable.
- The specialization of the personnel in charge of carrying out the mergers and splices.