Making the Right Optical Fiber Choice: Single-Mode or Multimode?

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Cloud computing and web services continue to drive the need for greater network bandwidth. In fact, this demand is pushing the data communications rates for both enterprise and data center networks up to 100G and beyond.

Given these higher speeds in mind, premises system designers may believe that single-mode fiber holds a growing advantage over multimode fiber. However, higher Ethernet transmission speeds alone do not automatically make single-mode fiber the right choice.

Network developers must consider a variety of factors such as bandwidth, reach and cost-effectiveness. And, with the introduction of bend-insensitive fiber and Wideband Multimode Fiber, it makes sense to revisit the Issue of multimode versus single-mode fiber.

A new white paper by OFS’ Tony Irujo offers a fresh perspective on making the right fiber choice for your premises network.

Get the full story HERE.

OFS Launches New Addition to Fiber Optic Microcable Product Line

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OFS introduced the newest member of its growing microcable product line at the FTTH Conference in Luxembourg today.  Building on OFS’ expertise in microcable technology, the MiDia® 2GX Cable can help take metropolitan networks to the next level with increased fiber density, enhanced performance and significantly greater cost-saving opportunities on deployment.

Specifically designed for seamless installation into existing microduct networks, the MiDia 2GX Microcable can help service providers achieve up to a 100% increase in fiber density plus longer air-blown installation distances, by using a single, reduced-diameter cable.

To learn more about this new microcable, please visit the links provided below.

Press Release

Data Sheet

OFS Offers New Optical Fiber Selection Guide at BICSI

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If you’re in or near Orlando, be sure to visit OFS in booths 809 and 908 at the BICSI Winter Conference and Exhibition this week. See our newest innovations in optical fiber, structured cabling and connectivity products, and get your copy of the new OEM Single-Mode Optical Fiber Selection Guide.  To access this guide online, please go HERE.