Planning A Network And Transmission System Overhaul

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Blog, Technology | Comments Off on Planning A Network And Transmission System Overhaul

Shifting to a new generation of communications technology can be difficult. It’s a little more difficult than just hiring a new Internet Service Provider (ISP) for many businesses; new cabling, telephone pole additions, trenching, underground maintenance and antenna management can be a massive overtaking. As you look through all of the new technology options such as 4G, higher speeds of fiber Internet and satellite communications, take a look at the daily changes on the ground level and how you can build them into an easier upgrade in the future.

Dark Cabling For Upgrades And Extensions

When installing infrastructure for businesses, it’s standard practice to deliver a single cable per circuit and a backup set of cables. Although some basic installations only need a single cable per circuit, lower costs for cables makes it easier to just bring more.

Although some installers may charge extra, it’s actually a cost and time-saving practice in case cables melt or become frayed within a warranty period. The concept of dark cabling–or it’s more popular media term, dark fiber–involves bringing well more than two sets of cables. In regards to dark fiber, it simply means that there’s fiber optic cable that isn’t actively passing data, and data is passed in the form of light. No data means a dark cable.

A company can opt to omit dark cabling because it can increase costs, but think about possible upgrades. Fiber connections move at the speed of light, and until new technology is able to more efficiently move that light or process fiber-transferred data with a new standard, you’ll simply be adding either more cables to a single device for more speed or splitting the dark cable to go into other directions. The dark fiber can also be used for repairs.

Additional Service Poles And Trenching

Even if you’re not using fiber optic cable, it pays to have the infrastructure for quick upgrades. For cable installations and traditional landlines, don’t rely on a single service pole system. Although it can be costly to bring telecommunications infrastructure from a highway or suburban area to a rural business site or industrial park, the actual pole installation after the initial investment may not be an issue.

Service poles provide additional advantages even if they’re not activated. If your business utilizes radio frequency (RF) technology such as long range antennas to communicate or access points for business site wireless Internet, the service poles can provide additional mounting areas at a safe area beneath where future live wire could go.

Speak with a team of telecommunications consultants to discuss other surplus additions that could be useful in the future while bringing some present day benefits. To learn more, contact a company like Blue Stream Communications