Fiber-optics, the apex of data transmission technologies when it comes to speed, are needed now, more than ever, to support the deployment of 5G and the increasing networking needs of consumers, enterprises, and telcos. Using optical fiber cable to transfer information, fiber-optics can enable Terabits per Second throughput and easily support modern homes, public exchanges, and even 5G cell sites, which require Megabits per Second and Gigabits per Second, respectively.
New network-intensive applications, such as Extended Reality (XR), the metaverse, Ultra-High Definition (UHD) video streaming, and cloud and edge computing, have driven up data rates in homes and central offices to reach the Gbps dimension. As a result of the increased consumption of high-bandwidth content and applications, demand for high-speed broadband via Fiber-to-the-X (FTTX) continues to increase, with adoption occurring in various developed and developing markets.
For the telco network, fiber-optics make up the backbone of modern networks that transport data and connect the network, from the core network down to the end user. With the evolution toward 5G wireless networks, telcos now require fiber-optic
infrastructure more than ever to unlock the performance of 5G Millimeter Wave (mmWave) and future 6G intelligent networks. To this end, innovations in fiber-optic technologies are a critical driving force for the transformation of networking capabilities, from the network operator down to the end user at the home and commercial office.
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