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Types of Optical Fiber

Cable Installation Guides
Cable Installation Guides

Fiber Installation Guide FOREWORD It is assumed that the reader has a general understanding of fiber optic cable constructions and terminology. BICSI (www.bicsi.org) is an

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Coaxial Cable
Coaxial Cable

Traditional cable companies use coaxial cables (also referred to as copper cables) to provide service for homes and businesses. But some service providers are using newer technology: fiber-optic networks.

Fiber Optic Cable
Fiber Optic Cable

A fiber optic cable is a long distance network telecommunications cable made from strands of glass fibers that uses pulses of light to transfer data. A fiber optic cable is a long distance network telecommunications cable made from strands of glass fibers that uses pulses of light to transfer data.

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Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) Cable
Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) Cable

The three most common types of communication cables are Twisted Pair, Coaxial, Fiber Optic. Understanding the differences between the three will shed light on how data travels through each cable, which ultimately affects your connection and things like speed, latency, security, cost, etc.

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Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) Cable
Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) Cable

UTP cable is a 100 ohm copper cable that consists of 2 to 1800 unshielded twisted pairs surrounded by an outer jacket. They have no metallic shield. This makes the cable small in diameter but unprotected against electrical interference.

Wireless LANs
Wireless LANs

Optical wireless refers to the combined use of two technologies - conventional radio-frequency (RF) wireless and optical fiber - for telecommunication. Long-range links are provided by optical fiber (also known as fiber optic cables), and links from the long-range end-points to end users are accomplished by RF wireless.

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