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What is fibre-optic communication?

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Fibre-optic communication is the process of transmitting information via a fibre-optic cable, as opposed to a traditionally-used electrical cable. The information is sent by infrared light pulses through the optic cable. Fibre-optic communications facilitate data transmission over longer distances and at higher bandwidths (data rates).

An optical fibre is a flexible, transparent fibre made of glass (silica) or plastic, pulled together in a strand to a diameter not much thicker than that of a human hair. A fibre-optic cable is a bundle of thousands of these optical fibres.

Fibre-optics form the central nervous system of an organisation's infrastructure. Walltech Electrical and Data have specialised fibre-optic equipment in-house and are certified to provide expert fibre-optic services and advice.