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Advantages of using fiber optic vs copper
- Cost: Few years back, the overall price of fiber cable was about twice that of copper, but now the price between fiber and copper has narrowed and fiber components and hardware have steadily decreased.
- Faster transmission rate: Fiber optic versus copper transmission can be viewed as the speed of photons versus the speed of electrons. Photons travel at the speed of light, whereas electrons used in copper travels at less than one percent of the speed of light. Although fiber optic cables do not reach the speed of light, they are only about 31% slower. So you can see that there is a huge inherent speed difference between fiber and copper.
- Larger bandwidth: Fiber optic cables have a much larger bandwidth of over 60 Tbps in comparison to 10 Gbps bandwidth of copper wires.
- Longer distance: Fiber optic cables have as low attenuation as 0.2dB/km at 1550nm. Therefore, fiber does not have the 100 meter distance limitation which is inherent in unshielded twisted pair copper without a booster. Therefore, distance can range from 550 meters for 10 Gbps multi-mode and up to 40 kilometers for single-mode cable.
- Reliability and immunity: Fiber optic cables are not affected by electromagnetic interference and power fluctuations. They are minimally affected by power failures and attenuation loss. You can deploy fiber cable next to industrial equipment, corrosive chemicals,harsh conditions without any worry.
- Security: Since optical fiber does not transmit electricity, it does not radiate signals and cannot be tapped – copper does use electricity and is susceptible to be tapped, which can cause the entire system to fail.
- Thinner and Sturdier: Compared to copper cables, fiber optic cables are thinner and lighter in weight. Fiber can withstand more pull pressure than copper and is less prone to damage and breakage.