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Optical fibre for communication technology

The fibre optic cable technology has made the improbable possible in the field of communication. Fibre optic cables will now provide access to a host of other essential services to all sections of the society by bringing costs down and making it more affordable. This technology works on fibre optic cables and optical electronic devices, which analyse data and allow seamless transmission. In terms of quality, this shift from conventional copper wire cables to optical fibre is a paradigm shift.

What is an optical fibre?

Optical fibres are thin, flexible strands of extruded glass or plastic, which are slightly thicker than human hair. They are used to transmit huge volumes of data from one point to another by utilizing the properties of light. They are essentially pipes that transmit light between both ends. The world is moving towards optical fibre communication for various reasons as they make it possible to transmit larger volumes of data across longer distances than conventional metal wires. They also ensure significantly less data loss and are immune to electromagnetic forces, which is a blessing for communication technology and mankind.

What are the benefits?

Fibre optics can make lives easier for the entire nation. In India, the introduction of optical fibre will make high-speed Internet access a reality. These cables can be safely placed next to the high voltage power transmission lines as they do not conduct electricity. They are also less likely to be stolen. Theft has been an issue across the country because copper wires used to provide the Internet access to homes and offices have a high resale value, making them an easy target for thieves. Optical fibres are also safer to use in areas prone to lightning strikes as they are poor conductors of electricity. They will essentially protect your computers and other electronic devices such as routers from damage.

Who is bringing FTTH to India?

The House of Hiranandani is among the first developers in the country to offer the optical fibre technology through their development projects. With advancements in technology, portable devices such as smartphones and laptops and a genuine demand for better Internet services, the developers have taken matters into their hands. They ensure that each home in various housing projects across the country has access to high-speed Internet.

The beneficiaries of this service, the homeowners will have access to VoIP (Voice over IP) calling, IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) and streaming audio and video at blazing speeds. This optical fibre communication technology has been tested at OMR, a residential development in Chennai, by the House of Hiranandani. It is in the process of being scaled to projects in other parts of the country.

Fibre optic cable technology is paving the path towards a better future. Yes, there are other ways to provide homes with the Internet access, but these are not always cost-effective and as reliable as optical fibres. The technology will help the country surge forward.