Data Installation & Supplies Ltd
Data Installation & Supplies Ltd
Data Installation & Supplies Ltd

Fibre Optic Data Cabling

< Back to News

Fibre Optic Data Cabling


By Data Installations & Supplies ltd

Fibre optic cabling is a type of network cable which offers much-improved performance in terms of bandwidth and data-carrying, than the traditional metal conductor alternatives. Whether you require a robust network or are looking to revamp your current one, fibre optic data cabling can supercharge your system, improving user communication, collaboration opportunities and the reliability and quality of video and audio conferencing. 

Fibre optic cabling with blue lights

What is Fibre Optic Cabling?

A fibre optic cable is a network cable, designed for long-distance, high-performance data transmission and communication. Fibre optic cables carry communication signals using pulses of light generated by small lasers or light-emitting diodes. In comparison to wired cables, the fibre optic cables provide higher bandwidth and transmit data. They are used over longer distances and to support much of the world’s internet, telephone services and cable television.

The Benefits of Fibre Optic Cabling

While both do the same thing, fibre optic cables offer benefits over the traditional copper cabling.

  • Fibre optic cables offer much higher bandwidth capacity being able to support over 60 TB/s when compared to 40 gb/s. 
  • Higher speeds are a guarantee when switching from copper to fibre cabling. While copper data cables use electrical signals to transmit data through them, fibre optic cabling utilises light to transmit data. This allows for much higher transmission speeds, with signals being carried at only around 31% slower than the speed of light.
  • Fibre also has the upper hand over long distances, it can tune up to 10,000 mb/s over 12 miles compared to coppers 300ft at that speed, significantly lessening the need for signal boosters.
  • Fibre is a lot more secure and immune to noise, minimising disruption. Copper data cabling is an older technology, and as such is more susceptible to noise and interference, as well as cyber-attacks.
  • Fibre optic cable lasts much longer than copper cabling, making it a great choice.
  • With fibre optic cabling there are less ongoing expenses. While the initial cost may be higher, improved reliability and scalability means that you’re less likely to need to replace your fibre network in a few years, saving you money and disruption.


Fibre optic cabling can be used for a variety of purposes but its primary role is for creating high-speed, reliable networks and internet connections. The first types of companies that come into mind may be digital natives but dependable, fast internet is becoming increasingly important for businesses worldwide. 

Fibre is also increasingly seeing use within the medical and dentistry fields where high-quality images are vital. It is also being used in the automotive industry, where small, flexible cameras are utilised to reach the inaccessible areas of a vehicle or machinery. 

Military and space industries also make use of optical fibre for communication and signal transfer, as well as for its ability to provide temperature sensing. Fibre optic cables can be beneficial due to their lighter weight and smaller size, making them perfect for these industries

Here at DIS, we are proud to offer a bespoke service, we will combine your requirements with our expertise to design an infrastructure that will provide you with a reliable, fault-tolerant, high-speed solution that is tailored to your needs.

We can also offer maintenance and support services, while we are confident that our systems are built to last, sometimes faults can occur. In these cases, you’ll have 24-hour access to our expert remote and on-site assistance. We can also create tailored maintenance contracts to suit your business’ needs.

So if you’re looking for any of these services, get in touch with our expert team today.