Pros And Cons Of Copper And Coaxial Cable

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There are various networks for the means of communication and data transfer including 3G, 4G, LTE for mobile network, however optical network is required for the communication of large amount of data in short period of time. Many smarter devices are being added to network to fulfil consumer’s demand. There are many complications and strains have arisen to optical networking with the advancement of technology. some management and security techniques can be adopted to get the best out of network infrastructure. More security and control mechanisms are added into optical networks for the deployment of a reliable and secure management system using efficient control techniques, however many of available network control and management method are …show more content…
The limitations of copper and coaxial cable cannot keep up with the ever-increasing demands of distance, bandwidth, and real estate. The potential bandwidth of fiber has not been fully utilized and it is already transmitting signals at multiple gigabits per second. Fiber optic cables can go an average of 62 miles versus 1.2 miles that copper can go before the signal needs to be regenerated or boosted. Overall, it is apparent that fiber optics is a more cost effective solution. Fiber optics is non-metallic and is not susceptible to interference, such as electromagnetic interference (EMI), radio frequency (RF) or lightning. Fiber does not conduct electricity. This means that fiber can be installed in many more types of areas that are prone to such interferences. Fiber is also typically smaller and lighter in weight and is practically impervious to outdoor atmospheric conditions. There is no electrical radiation from fiber, making it harder to tap than copper. There are also no issues with grounding, shorting, or crosstalk of …show more content…
At first, fiber optic networks were touted as one of the most secure infrastructure options. In the last couple of years, it has been suggested that fiber is almost as easy to tap as copper. Today, there are millions of miles of fiber cable spanning across the globe. There is an unimaginable amount of data being transmitted across these cables daily including sensitive government data, personal, financial and medical information. If wiring is in a public access space, this data may be compromised. Tighter access control to the cabling needs to be implemented. More companies need to employ physical layer security systems in conjunction with their existing data layer security systems. Physical layer security systems are more able to detect and deal with intrusions to the cables that do not involve an easily measurable amount of data interruption. Also, it may not be completely advantageous to post fiber optic communication infrastructures on the Internet. This can provide a roadmap and bring attention to fiber optic communications

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