Fibre Networking Guides

Dark Fibre

Dark Fibre What is Dark Fibre? The term “Dark fibre” refers to cables that have spare fibres inside that have no equipment at connected. Any fibre requires optical equipment connected to it before it can be used, using light signals to pass signals from end to end...

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Fibre

Fibre Fibre is famous for being able to provide high bandwidth connections. Sometime it is seen as beingin competition with Wireless network solutions and even cloud applications. But in reality there isno competition those very networks use fibre within their own...

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Packet Optical Networking

Packet Optical Networking At-a-Glance Combines Optical Fibre technology with IP/Ethernet Technology Provide traffic management and multiplexing features within any overall fibre or WDM connection May include Layer 2 networking features such as VLAN tagging May include...

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Gigabit Passive Optical Networking (GPON)

Gigabit Passive Optical Networking (GPON) At-a-Glance Gigabit Passive Optical Network A technology used for last mile residential fibre FTTH connections Uses an optical fibre connection that is shared between several users Individual fibres are connected together...

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What is DWDM?

What is Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM)? At-a-Glance WDM Increases the capacity of fibre using the prism principle, whereby different colours (wavelengths) use the same fibre simultaneously. There are up to 80 wavelengths Each coloured channel behaves as an...

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What is Dark Fibre?

What is Dark Fibre? In this Guide What is Dark Fibre? What is Wavelength Division Multiplexing? What is Dark Fibre? Dark fibre refers to fibre optic cables that have no equipment at either end, meaning it is “dark” and “unlit”. As dark fibre isn’t shared but dedicated...

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