This is a specialty service which includes network applications for LANs, MANs, WANs, SANs, intra-building and inter-building communications, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and telecommunication networks. Optical fibre better accommodates the increasingly complex network architectures while offering bandwidth durability, ease of installation, immunity to EMI/RFI, toleration of harsh environmental conditions and long-term economies.
There are two types of optic fibre: multimode fibre and single-mode fibre:
- Multimode fibre is best designed for short transmission distances and is suited for use in LAN systems and video surveillance.
- Single-mode fibre is designed for longer transmissions distances, making it suitable for long-distance telephony and multichannel television broadcast systems.