Dedicate Fibre-Optic Cabling to Your Door

Features of Dedicated Fibre

At First

Historically, all of the different types of service such as data voice etc. were carried upon bespoke networks designed specifically with a purpose of protocol in mind. Voice was carried on the telephone network as an analogue signal over copper wiring which served well as the signal could be essentially turned up above any external noise interference, data on wide-area X.25 offerings ,ISDN or local area networks, video (such as teleconferencing) on private dedicated (and most likely closed) corporate networks, and television on UHF radio-wave broadcast or designed for one way traffic only.

Differences in Traffic and Networks

Because the architecture of such networks was engineered for specific applications they were not suited to other types of data or communications. The traditional copper wire telephone network was far too susceptible to excessive noise and not near efficient enough for high volume data communication. Data networks were for forwarding electronic packets using computers and had few users outside of private corporate networks which usually did not have sufficient bandwidth or reliability (mostly due to there being no tracking of packet loss) for digital voice or video traffic, and suffered from unpredictable delay as compared to today's near instantaneous packet reception notification transport protocols. Television networks using radio or cable were usually one-way broadcast networks over radio UHF or digital co-axial with little or no traffic control or bidirectional capabilities.

Low Cost

Because you are receiving ethernet over copper rather than installing a bespoke fibre cable connection there is no cost of installation that needs to be settled upfront or spread over the duration of the contract. This saves cost in installation as well as surveying and planning..

The Solution?

It became obvious that in every way the most economical solution was to design and implement a single network capable of carrying and distributing all of these individual services by enabling a collective family of protocols able to deliver digital packets at high volume with specific addressing to any host and that incorporated reliable packet switching and delivery notification at its core. Integration would avoid any requirement for duplicating pathways with overlaying networks to allow for different types of traffic which would have multiplied complexity many times and proven extremely difficult to maintain with various different technologies all sharing the same physical locations (data engineers breaking phonelines all the time etc.). When technologies such as the introduction of DSL over ATM readjusted how copper networks were viewed with the introduction of broadband across traditional networks, the idea of a single, combined digital infrastructure suddenly became a viable and obvious solution.

The Solution In Practice

In its current form - put extremely simply - the network as we know it today in the UK is a seried of points of prescence (POPs) connected with fibre-optic cabling to the international internet gateways that provide comms with the US, Europe and Asia etc. These POPs are then connected to offices and homes using a combination (uaually) of fibre-optic and copper cabling. Copper cabling loses efficiency and bandwith for every unit of distance the signal has to travel whereas fibre-optic does not. The simple truth is therefore more fibre is good and more copper is bad. This is why dedicated fibre connectivity is the obvious choice for any company intending to take the internet seriously.