Developed in the 1970's fibre-optic communication has played a major role in revolutionizing the telecommunications industry due to its many advantages over electrical transmission. Optical fibre permits longer distances to be covered and higher bandwidths (data rates) than wire cables. Scalability is an attractive feature of using optical fibre cables with researchers achieving over 100 petabit×kilometre per second.
Optical fibres typically include a transparent core surrounded by a transparent cladding material with a lower index of refraction. Light is kept in the core by total internal reflection which causes the fibre to act as a waveguide. Fibres that support many propagation paths or transverse modes are called multi-mode fibres (MMF), while those that support a single mode are called single-mode fibres (SMF). Multi-mode fibres generally have a wider core diameter and are used for short-distance communication links and for applications where high power must be transmitted. Single-mode fibres are used for most communication links longer than 1km.
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|Indoor/Outdoor Distribution Cable (Per Metre) - 6 Fibres, Multimode OM3, Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH)||$4.05|
|Armoured GRP Loose Tube Cable (Per Metre) - 96 Fibres, 9/125um Singlemode OS1/OS2||$2.85|
|High Strength Loose Tube Cable (Per Metre) - 48 Fibres, Singlemode Zero Water Peak (ZWP)||$3.75|
|Non-Metallic Armoured Loose Tube Cable (Per Metre) - 12 Fibres, Singlemode||$4.10|
|3000m Armoured GRP Loose Tube Cable - 96 Fibres, 9/125um Singlemode OS1/OS2||$34,850.00|
|Custom Fibre Cable - Reels||$0.00|