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Bandwidth Drivers and Fiber Optic Standards

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The fiber optic cable world has come a long way over the past 30 years. Products have become more rugged and user friendly, making it easier for people to enter the industry and work handling optical fiber and cable. While this is great for the industry, many people may understand the “how to” but not […]


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Optical Fiber Building Solutions

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Optical fiber-to-the-business deployment is accelerating globally to support increasing internet speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second, and 10 Gigabit speeds that are already available in some regions. Service providers are responding by installing optical fiber both to and deep inside buildings to the living unit. The Solutions in this 64-page guide can help […]


FAQ Guide to Laser-Optimized Fiber

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As transmission speeds over optical fiber networks in the enterprise increase to 10 Gigabits per second (Gb/s) and beyond, a relatively new term – “laser-optimized fiber” – has crept into the industry’s vocabulary. What is laser-optimized fiber? What do you need to know about it? And what exactly does the term “laser- optimized” mean? Understanding […]

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Now You See Optical Fiber — Now You Don’t

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How do you make a great fiber optic solution even better? One way is to make the optical fiber less visible while also faster and easier to install. The new InvisiLight® Indoor Living Unit (ILU) 600 Solution from OFS is setting a new benchmark for low-profile visibility. This new solution offers fast and virtually undetectable, […]



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“EZ-Terminate It” with the FITEL® EZ-Terminator® Tool

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Searching for an innovative fiber optic termination tool or kit? Then look no further: the FITEL EZ-Terminator tool is here. The newest member of the FITEL Connectivity Solutions portfolio, the EZ-Terminator connector termination tool uses a simple, one-step operation and user-friendly interface to achieve the highest-quality terminations, quickly and under the most demanding conditions. This […]

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Fiber Optic Solutions for the Home (FTTH)

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Fiber to the Home (FTTH) is becoming increasingly more common as bandwidth usage is exploding. This tremendous growth is driven in part by the rapid increase in Internet-connected devices and the use of data-heavy applications such as video on demand. Service providers are working to meet this need for greater bandwidth by expanding the deployment […]



Choosing Between Single Mode vs Multimode Fibers

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Single Mode vs Multimode Fibers Learn the differences and when to use single mode or multimode fibers. Cloud computing and web services continue to drive increased bandwidth demand, pushing data communications rates from 1 and 10G to 40 and 100G and beyond in enterprise and data center networks. These higher speeds might lead system designers […]


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Single-Mode Optical Fiber Selection Guide

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Download the OFS single-mode optical fiber selection guide for terrestrial applications. Optical fiber applications include transcontinental, regional, metropolitan, home/business access and in-building fiber optic systems. The guide describes several families of OFS optical fibers and provides recommendations for single-mode fibers used in Outside Plant (OSP) as well as Indoor (Premises, Enterprise) applications and their benefits. […]