Optical Fiber to Reign the World of Telecommunication

  • 09 Nov 2021 05:15
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Optical Fiber to Reign the World of Telecommunication

Copper cables have become a thing of the past after the advent of optical fibers. It has transformed both telecommunication and data communication with its unrivaled advantages. The major amongst which is its faster speed with less attenuation, smaller size and greater information-carrying capacity, and less impervious to electromagnetic interference (EMI). Optical fiber cable supports tremendously high bandwidth and speed. Secondly, it is lightweight and smaller in size and has a longer life span. And what further enhances its quality is its cheap manufacturing process.

Owing to the advantages, the demand for optical fiber has been increased in recent years. Especially in communication networks, optical fiber has gained much momentum. And, therefore, the competition between market players has been increased to manufacture and supply fiber optics. Due to this, companies are adopting various strategies. Furthermore, the research and developments are also coming up with new products and facts. Moreover, a number of activities are hitting the market field. Let’s get to some of the recent happenings in the industry-

Submarine optical fiber to strengthen connectivity on islands-

The adoption of optical fiber for telecommunication is on the next level. Not only for the sector but it is also playing an essential role in connecting islands. Recently, Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has inaugurated the submarine optical fiber cable in order to connect Chennai and Andaman & Nicobar. A submarine optical fiber cable is placed on the seabed in the middle of land-based stations to transmit telecommunication signals across the ocean as well as sea. Furthermore, the project aims to solve the connectivity problem in the region. Moreover, the implementation of submarine optical fiber cable would not only support the economy of islands but also result in strengthening the physical connectivity through the ocean.

A huge potential can be foreseen with optical fiber. Other than new launches and increasing competition, what reinforces its potential is new researches and further developments associated with novel facts. Also with this, but researches are also introducing new products.

New optical fiber has been developed by the researchers-

The researchers at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in the state of São Paulo, Brazil have lately developed an optical fiber made of a gel derived from marine algae agar. Furthermore, the device is completely biodegradable, biocompatible, and edible. In addition, the device aims to be used to study body structure imaging, localized drug delivery, and localized light delivery in phototherapy. According to the researcher, one more possible application of this optical fiber is that it can detect the microorganisms in precise organs.

The wide uses of optical fiber in various sectors have boosted the industry. The adoption of fiber optic cables to send signals with less amount of loss has increased over the years. Owing to all these factors the market demand for optical fiber is anticipated to increase in the coming years. According to a report published by Allied Market Research, the global optical fiber market is projected to reach $8.15 billion by 2025. The widespread implementation of 5G as well as the internet of things is the major factor that drives the market.

In addition, the increase in the adoption of fiber to the home (FTTH) connectivity further boosts the demand for optical fiber.  The technological advancements in the fiber optic cable technology are anticipated to enhance the potential of optic fiber. Moreover, the rise in investments in the fiber cable network infrastructure, growing market activities, and further research and development processes are anticipated to usher a number of prospects for the industry in the near future.


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