WHY FIBER OPTICS?
LOW LOSS... (3 of 3)
- Severe attenuation requires repeaters to be placed at intermediate points within the transmission path. Generally, in copper cables the repeater spacings decrease as operating speeds increase where as, in optical fiber, the repeater spacings increase along with operating speeds, because efficient low-loss fibers are utilized in high data rate networks.
- Cost Consideration Note: Repeators are costly to build, install, and maintain, thus
fewer repeaters may mean lower cost systems.
The Network Wiring Virtual Lecture by L. Scott Freudenthal