Fibre Optic Cabling for 21st Century Communications

If you mentioned fibre optic cabling just 10 years ago, your initial reactions would have been that it’s Internet technology for very large businesses and corporations. While it has long been the cutting edge of communications technology, it is now increasingly available to small businesses as well. Our team here at Fixtel have been anticipating and preparing for such a shift in affordability, mainly because over 30 years of communications industry experience we have encountered one reoccurring observation: the technology used by corporations with huge budgets only takes a few years to become affordable to the masses. It happened with desktop computing and telephony, just as much as it has with Internet speeds available in homes that once were the prized achievement of very large organisations. And fibre optic speeds are the latest technology to have plummeted when it comes to costs.


In the last 10 years, the way businesses communicate with vendors and customers has changed drastically. With voice and video communication now predominantly running on Internet technology, having a fast and reliable connection speed is more important than ever. And when it comes to speed, fibre optic cabling is your only real option. However, the problem is that too many service providers haven’t got enough experience when it comes to integrating this technology with existing and new equipment. Just like any other piece of your communications infrastructure, if you don’t invest in the right people, you won’t end up with the most optimally configured setup.


With a dedicated team that handles all fibre optic installations, repairs, troubleshooting, and integration work, you will immediately be taking advantage of decades worth of experience. Because this technology is constantly evolving and improving it is vital that you deal with a service provider that has a proven track record. With all our engineers and technicians certified in fibre technology, we make sure that we are constantly up-to-date with all changes. All the equipment we use is also of the highest possible quality and on par with the hardware used by all the major carriers. This doesn’t only make sure that your connection is compliant with national and network carrier standards, but also that your connection provides a constant and highly reliable bandwidth.


It has become increasingly common that our team gets called out to new clients because of reliability and speed issues with their fibre optic connections. Unfortunately, poor installation equipment and methods are usually the main cause. The problem is that joining, or splicing as it’s known in the fibre optic world, is not as simple as it is with conventional copper cabling. If the equipment used is not of the highest grade and properly calibrated, then connection issues are a matter of when not if. However, in all cases we have encountered, our diagnostic processes have been able to fully test and identify underlying issues. Repairs can usually be done immediately to ensure you actually receive all the benefits of the sizeable communication investments you made.


Talk to one of our advisors today about how we can help your business take the next steps towards a future proof communications infrastructure. Whether you have an existing configuration that is causing trouble, or it’s time to upgrade an older connection that has reached its limitation, our team will be able to give you the best possible advice. We will make sure that you get the highest return on investment so that your business can thrive and continue to grow in a rapidly changing world.