Cabling network speed is crucial for any home or business, and cabling plays a very large part of how effective your internet speed will be. Though copper cabling is still the most popular option, more and more people are turning to fibre optic cabling for their net needs. Ever wonder why? We can offer a simple explanation for the swap. Most fibre optic cabling options offer higher cable durability and also tend to be able to stretch over longer distances, making logistics less of an issue. They also offer more stability – whereas copper cabling can oscillate unreliably between high and low speeds depending on network traffic levels, fibre cabling ensures you a “one-on-one” connection with consistently high speeds.
Different Kinds Of Fibre Optic Cabling
There are several different types of fibre cabling out there right now, ranging from OM1 to OM4. OM1, being the oldest of the four, has the shortest distances, the shortest wavelengths, and typically tends to be used for lower bandwidth specifications. OM2 is very similar to OM1 in this respect, except that it can generally have a higher bandwidth speed associated with it without problem. OM3 is the first of the fibre optic cabling options to also have laser optimization included in it, making it a good choice for those looking for cabling capable of handling faster speeds. OM4 takes OM3 design to the next level, incorporating more multimode capabilities, sturdier cabling, and even more efficient laser optimization.
Why You’ll Love OM4
Experts say that OM4 is going to soon be the new standard for top of the line network connections. The simple reason why OM4 is so popular is that network speeds continue to increase, and the demand for more reliable cabling continues to increase. OM4 cabling is really the most suitable high speed fibre optic cable option that can handle such high amounts of bandwidth, so many different demands, and also withstand general wear and tear.
Read our blog on the Pro’s and cons of installing Fibre optic cabling to help you make a final decision.
Getting OM4 is a good bet if you want to make sure that you don’t need to go shopping for fibre in the near future – especially considering that prices for OM4 recently dropped. We think it’s a good bargain for what you’re getting, so by all means, pick it if you are looking for the best of the best.
We at Trojan TechGroup can install OM4 (or any other type of) fibre optic cabling for your business or home at competitive prices, call us on 1300 303 506 for a free quote today!