Did you know that much of today's internet traffic travels mainly through the use of telephone cabling? The traditional model of 2 pairs of copper wires that were often used for telephone communication has been carried over to internet traffic. Therefore, most users, especially home users, still heavily rely on telephone cabling for much of their communication needs.
Telephone cabling has many different uses in today's telecommunications environment. In fact, they are the building blocks of fiber optic cables, which provide long distance and high performance data transmission options. Fiber optic cables are now a top choice for internet, cable TV, and telephone systems.
How telephone cabling works
The basic design of telephone cables consists of two copper wires connecting your telecommunications device to a receiver. In your home or office, the receiving box is often located outside the premises along the street. These receiving boxes pack many different strands of telephone wire (typically 100 or more) and route them to the phone or internet provider's terminus in your area.
Applications of telephone cabling
Telephone cables are used to facilitate the functioning and interconnectivity of many different devices. It would be difficult to imagine how we would be communicating today without the functionality of these cables. They are used in internet and cable modems, wireless internet modems, broadband satellite dishes (for use in satellite TVs and phones), telephones, and computer servers.
Fiber optic cables take efficiency to the next level
The evolution of telephone cabling has led to the development of fiber optic cables. These are network cables that transmit communication signals using pulses of light along the length of the cable. They are therefore fast, efficient and flexible options for transmitting communication signals. Some of the unique advantages of fiber optic cables include:
- Higher capacity: they facilitate higher bandwidth options of 10, 40 and 100 gigabytes per second
- Lessens the necessity of using signal boosters since light can travel across larger distances
- They are a durable option because they require less protection from electromagnetic interference that hampers traditional network cables
Installing the proper cabling for your devices is essential towards increasing efficiency and taking advantage of new technologies. Because data is becoming more complex and the need for faster and more efficient communication is rising, your devices need to be as productive as possible in order to keep up. Installing the right cabling can make a big difference in your communications efficiency.