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5 Reasons to Invest in Top-quality Fiber Optic Cables

5 Reasons to Invest in Top-quality Fiber Optic Cables

  • Dec 4, 2013
  • fiber optic cables, fiber cable, cable performance, quality

So, you need to implement fiber cables for your network's infrastructure. It is vital you do this well.  First and foremost, it is important that you invest in high-quality fiber optic cables.  All of your network's success starts with layer one. The last thing that you want is to purchase cables that increase your risk of downtime, low performance, and lead to avoidable expenses and headaches.

1. Protect Your Equipment

Picture this scenario: after running a network performance test, you conclude that your server is outdated and must be replaced. So, you purchase a new one—only to have the same problem happen again. Shoddy cables can lead to power and dB loss, which can slow down your network and strain equipment.

2. Save Money In Your Data Center

In addition to reducing the strain on your equipment, you want to make sure that the power you are paying for does not escape before it reaches a destination. Investing in quality fiber optic cables will save boatloads of money on your electric bill. 

3. Provide The Fastest Connections Possible

What good is a fiber-optic network if it can't process information quickly? If you are losing signal strength due to poor quality cables, your network speeds will suffer and your end-users will react negatively—as they seek out the services of a competitor.

4.  Save Space

Unkempt racks and cables can take up a lot of space in a data center, which leads to unnecessary spending and expansion. Fiber optic cables should be optimized for space to save room and allow for other equipment.

5. Ensure Top-Quality Communication

When you make a call using your VoIP phone, you want to make sure that your network is running as quickly and efficiently as possible. The last thing you want is dropped signals and data loss, which can reduce call quality and lead to miscommunication. Ensuring that your network is running at full speed will protect this from happening.