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Fibre Optics

How Can Fibre Optics Help Your Business Stay Competitive and Relevant in Today’s Economy?

Fibre optics are a cutting-edge technology that has revolutionised the way the world communicates. Every once in a while, new technology emerges that changes the way that the world communicates forever. From the telegraph to the fax machine and email, each new advancement altered the world’s direction, and fibre optics are set to do the same. This technology uses glass or plastic threads, or fibres, to transmit data at incredibly high speeds.

The actual fibre optic cable consists of a bundle of glass threads, each of which has the capability of transmitting messages modulated onto light waves. It sounds far more complex than it is, but when you have a seasoned expert’s backing, you don’t need to concern yourself with the details. At Gast, we help our clients to benefit from this technology by using fibre optic communication as a technique to transfer information from one location to another. The communication is achieved by sending pulses of light through an optic fibre. The light forms an electromagnetic carrier wave modulated to carry information.

What are the Benefits of Fibre Optics?

Fibre optics offer several advantages over conventional metal communication lines. Let’s delve deeper into these advantages and how they can benefit your business:

  • Fibre optic cables offer far greater bandwidth than metal cables. Put simply, it means that the cables can carry more data;
  • Data can easily be transmitted digitally, according to the natural form of computer data, instead of analogically;
  • These cables are also far less susceptible to interference than metal cables; and
  • Fibre optics cables are also much lighter and thinner than metal wires, among others.

Fibre optics are a rather popular technology for local-area networks. Thanks to their growing popularity in South Africa, Telkom has also recently undertaken to roll out replacements of their traditional telephone lines and infrastructure with fibre optic cables. In the not so distant future, nearly all communications will use fibre optics, so it’s best your company gets on this train now.

Increased Data Security and Faster Communication

Fiber optics offer increased data security, which is a major concern for more and more companies not only in South Africa, but also around the world. Since there aren’t any radiated magnetic fields around optical fibres, electromagnetic fields are simply confined within the fibre, and because fibre optics don’t radiate electromagnetic energy, it isn’t possible to intercept their emissions. Physically tapping the fibre will take incredible skill to do so undetected. This is why it is the preferred communication medium of more and more businesses.

The fibre also has an incredibly large capacity to carry high-speed signals over longer distances. Its information carrying capacity also increases with frequency. You can achieve faster and more reliable communication that is also secure. Take advantage of this innovation and allow your company and employees to benefit from state-of-the-art fibre optics solutions.

At Gast, we bring many years of experience to our sector. Thanks to our dedication to excellence, we have grown to become an innovator in the fibre optics industry, providing our clients with the very latest technology and solutions. We are dedicated to making sure that our clients enjoy the best returns on their investments and enjoy exceptional value for money.

Aside from providing fibre optics solutions, we also offer many other telecommunications solutions. Here are only some of the other telecommunications services available from Gast:

  • Ducting and Cabling; and
  • Trenching, to name a few.

Trenching, in particular, forms an important part of the construction and infrastructure maintenance of telecommunications services. We use trenches when working with materials that can easily be harmed, or when working with obstructive infrastructure. It ensures that all telecommunication equipment and products are protected from external forces that might diminish the maximised lifespan of the equipment.

Let our telecommunication solutions help you to take your business into the future. Our team of seasoned industry professionals is at hand to provide you with all of the information that you will need to make an informed fibre optics investment for your company. Benefit from our many years of experience and expertise in the telecommunications equipment sector and get the very best value and returns from your fibre optics investment in South Africa.