Fiber-Optic

Fiber Optic Cable

Posted on December 13, 2015 · Posted in

Another “cable” type is not really cable at all. By installing a “cable” which is just a bundle of empty plastic tubes, you can “blow” fibers into the tubes using compressed gas as needed. If you need to upgrade, blow out the old fibers and blow in new ones. Both indoor and outdoor versions of air-blown fiber cables are available and its even been used for FTTH. Special fibers are required that have been coated for easier blowing through the tubes, but any singlemode or multimode fiber is available. It’s more expensive to install since the tubes must be installed, special equipment and trained installers are needed but can be cost effective for upgrades.FIber pic