Whether it is used as a vertical backbone or to link buildings across a campus, fibre optic cabling offers a modern, cost-effective solution.
The major benefit of using fibre optic cable is the ability to transmit data at exceptionally high speed over long distances. This is achieved with laser light which is not prone to degradation over distance, travelling down small glass tubes. The secondary advantage is its resilience to external influences such as weather, water, electrical interference, lightning and even eavesdropping.
This means fibre cable can be run in environments where copper cabling would be prone to interference and cable degradation, such as underwater, next to mains cables and power lines or externally.