Cape Town Fibre Solutions

The team at Ariel Integrated Security Solutions brings a unique ability to quickly and efficiently provide services related to fibre optics installations, fibre optics repairs, and fibre optics designs for clients in the residential and commercial sectors alike – and much faster than the weeks-long timeframe offered by many comparable competitors in the marketplace today.

Some considerations to keep in mind on these three areas:

Design

Fiber Optic CablesWhat are two types of fibre optic cable designs?

At least in the North America region, you will most commonly find two types of cable designs used for designing fibre optic networks: loose-tube and tight-buffered. You’ll most commonly find loose tube – made up on numerous fibres within a small plastic tube – within the context of outside buildings – and tight-buffered, which are primarily used inside buildings.

What are the components of a fibre-optic network?

Most fibre optic cables are comprised of three key elements:

  • The core, the most important part as it carries the light; this part is usually made up of glass in most instances, though plastic is sometimes used as well
  • The cladding, which surrounds the core and contains the light
  • The coating, which serves as a protective buffer for the fragile core and cladding within it

Repair

How is a Torn, Underground Fibre Optic Cable Repaired?

Repairs are a crucial element of ensuring that a fibre optic cable has a long shelf life. This is most commonly performed with a fusion or mechanical splice to trim the damaged ends of a fibre optic cable before carefully restoring it.

What causes fibre cable to break?

It can be frustrating to consider the wide variety of reasons for a break – it can even be chalked up to something as simple as a rat or squirrel chewing on the cable – and in the process, knocking out connectivity for entire communities.

How do I know if my fibre optic cable is broken?

If you’ve lost connectivity but you’re not sure if your fibre optic cable is broken, a common way to troubleshoot the problem is to shine a flashlight or laser pointer down one end of the cable. If you can’t see any source of light coming through on the other side, you have a clear indication that the cable is broken and needs to be replaced.

Installation

How Fibre optic cables are installed?

While the installation process can vary based on the nature of the project and the cable being used, outdoor cables are most often installed between poles or may be buried. Indoor cables, conversely, can be installed in cable trays above ceilings, under floors, or through special ducts.

Can I install fibre optic cable myself?

You will most likely find the best results by working with trained professionals like the team at Ariel Security. As installing fibre typically requires laying cable and using specialized equipment, many providers will in fact not allow for any option to self-install fibre internet.

When considering who to trust for building your fibre optic network, remember that installation and repair of fibre solutions may be one of the most critical decisions your organization makes in ensuring high quality and security of your network, as well as the reliability of your daily internet connection.