Fibre optics communication network has been dubbed ‘future proof’ because of the high bandwidth and superior features that it offers. The fibre connection does not only deliver high speed internet but also other features like HDTV, video on demand (VoD), telephonic lines, online gaming, and much more within the single fibre connection. More and more households are being connected to the FTTH (fibre to the home) network and enjoying luxuries data rates up to 1 Gigabits per second. However, do we really need such high data rates?
Perhaps not now, we don’t. However, the future does bring us more and more interaction with each other and with the world. For the speculated increase in interaction, we must compensate with technologies that would be able to support that heavy communication network. For this reason, many governments and organisations are rapidly replacing the outdated copper wire and cable systems and replacing them with optical fibre. Optical fibre does not only cope with our current demand of data rate but also offers easy upgrades and virtually unlimited bandwidth to support any communication load in the foreseeable future.