What is fiber optic cable used for?

A fiber optic cable is a very fine thread of transparent material, glass or plastic materials, through which pulses of light are sent that represent the data to be transmitted, mainly used in data networks that is “Internet And there are 3 types of internet services:

But the most efficient service is through fiber optics. So much so, that today there are already fiber optic networks interconnected all over the world, including, by interoceanic route, near lakes or on the shores of it. Incredible, isn’t it?

Now that you know what we mean when we talk about this transmission medium, we will tell you what this cable is for, how it is used and some of its characteristics.

Fiber optics is used to allow data transmission over enormous distances and at high speeds. It is characterized by being immune to electromagnetic interference, unlike a conventional conductor cable.

Fiber optic characteristics

  • frequency wave conductor
  • Each cable is made up of a core or center of plastic and glass
  • It transmits light signals through its interior and not electricity
  • Data and information driver
  • Applications and uses of fiber optics
  • Communications and telecommunications
  • Sensor development
  • illumination
  • Building
  • Industrial Measurement Guide
  • Decorative
  • local networks

Now you know a little more about how this incredible means of transmission works. Does your establishment have one? Maybe you are missing the opportunity to improve your communications. Since 1983, General Cable has been one of the main suppliers of fiber optic cables to the most important operators, distributors and telecommunications providers in more than 70 countries. Cable designs and production process control ensure the optical characteristics of bare strands are maintained, with solutions for applications in any environment: duct, underground, aerial, interior, tunnel and more. Compared to conventional cables, the sheath ®  design offers unique advantages that result in significant time and cost savings at all levels (engineering, civil works, cable laying and joining, etc.) such as:

Suitable for any type of fiber and environment

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Ultra-compact, lightweight and easy to use

  • Modular design and easy fiber entry/access (both at cable ends and mid-run)

  • Suitable for all current cable laying and joining techniques


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Similar cables can also be offered with loose tube construction for capacities up to 144OF.

The optical fiber is essentially a 125um diameter hair of silicon (glass) through which light travels, with a 250um acryl ate coating (similar to a plastic sheath).

The whole forms a material that is not very resistant to traction and is very sensitive to impacts. For this reason, optical fibers are covered, grouped and protected, forming different types of cables. These cables can withstand traction in excess of 1,000N without the fibers they contain being affected by said traction. The structures are very diverse and specific for each application or installation.

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