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The evolution of fibre has revolutionised the way we communicate

March 21, 2017

The future is shining brighter with optical fibre. Needless to say, this innovational success is no optical illusion.

We are living in a time of great technological change. As we demand more of our networks to keep up-to-date, we also demand more of our fibre: more capacity, more speed and more connectivity.

With the development of fibre optics all this has become possible with fibre travelling faster and farther than ever imagined.

Over the decades, optical fibre products have helped address tough telecommunication challenges. Fibre-optic innovation has pushed bandwidth boundaries to create a more connected world. Because of this, optical fibres make up the backbone of our modern communication networks.

How fibre changed the world

It all started in the mid-1960s, when it became clear the existing copper wire infrastructure used to transfer data and voice, would not have enough bandwidth for the impending increase in communication traffic.

A new solution was needed and optical fibre turned out to be the key.

In the 1970s, a number of technological breakthroughs – the semiconductor laser and microprocessor – helped fuel the rapid acceptance of optical fibre.

As we moved into the early 1980s, optical fibre started being installed primarily by telephone companies and the benefits were clearly visible. Thanks to optical fibre, telephone lines were able to carry vast amounts of information and light signals over long distances –more times that of copper.

Today, optical fibre has proven itself to be a dependable service in telecommunications networks across the globe with more than 80 percent of the world’s long-distance communication networks being carried over optical-fibre cables.

How it works

Optical fibres build connections with glass stronger than steel yet thinner than a human hair. Information is then transmitted as the light pulses electronic signals along the fibre.

A single optical fibre link can carry 10Tb per second. That’s 10,000x faster than a CAT5 Ethernet connection, and enough to support 2 million simultaneous HD video streams.

Put simply, optical fibre technologies have provided the capacity and speed needed for people, businesses and communities to expand and evolve with the demands of today’s communication networks.

How NCIS helps you seamlessly connect and grow

At NCIS, we use cutting-edge, optical fibre technology to make sure our clients and partners are provided with a high quality network that will support them into the future.

As we’re constantly finding news ways to improve quality and efficiency, we are able to deliver the best performing and most sustainable technological infrastructure to suit our client’s communication needs.

Choosing the right telco fibre carrier for your needs is not simple. As your technology partner, NCIS helps you select the optimal fibre carrier in your region, bring your internal fibre network to the NBN and pass on the carrier cost and billing directly to you.

Optical fibre offers the ability to grow and adapt to future communication needs. That’s why it’s our mission to replace obsolete copper wiring networks with simple, scalable and sustainable fibre that nurtures future growth and innovation.