5 Key Reasons Making Fibre Optic the First Choice For 5G Companies

The evolution of mobile phone networks since 80’s has created a boom in the communications industry. Every technology of the mobile phone network brought a specific rise in the industry. In 1982, 1G was launched and “Analog Voice” was introduced in this era, 2G helped in the rise of “Digital voice and messaging” in 1991, Multimedia services such as email saw a boom in the 3G era, which was launched in 1998. Later in 2008, 4G/LTE was introduced which gave a huge rise to mobile internet services, video, IP voice and data. And 5G, which is the newest technology among all, supports all the latest mobile phones and devices, and also plays a big part in supporting Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data networks. This technology is also facilitated further by fibre cabling due to its high-speed characteristics.

With rising demands of internet, the need for a faster wireless network is also getting increased day by day. A faster network just like 5G is capable of providing a user’s desired download speed along with a reliable connection on our mobile devices. Similar to wireless networks, the infrastructure in wired networks also require 5G due to the increased use of fast computers with stable internet connections. In order for any network to work well on 5G, its infrastructure needs to be associated with a system which is capable of carrying out high-end data transmissions, supporting devices along with the data which is transmitted and collected. All these features are found in fibre optic infrastructures which plays a crucial role to establish and maintain 5G networks.

But this performance and speed of wireless networks also put huge requirements to be fulfilled by wired network infrastructures i.e., they must be able to continuously support the devices along with the huge amount of data generated during the device operations.

Over the years, fibre has become an essential part of 5G wireless networks. They work as a backbone to the 5G network and plays an important role in handling the backhaul data traffic.

We have gathered some very important reasons that shows why fibre optic should be the preferred choice of all the 5G companies for smooth data transmissions and operations that are as follows:

Collection and Transfer of Real-Time Data:

The very first reason that make fibre optic the most preferred choice for 5G companies is that fibre optic cables have higher bandwidths along with lower latency making it easier for the data to be transferred speedily from one point to another. Due to this reason, fibre cabling plays a key role in providing a boost to 5G network because of its dependence on real-time data transfer. The collection and transfer of real time data are also the properties of Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data, which makes 5G easier to support these networks. Thus, fibre optic cables are an obvious choice for those companies having 5G networks and works on real-time data transmission.

Meeting Increased Network Demands:

The continuous collection and transfer of real-time data also increase the demands catered by the networks. These demands are of different types such as to cover full wireless network, lower latency, higher availability, and higher bandwidths. A large number of people usually carry these devices so that they can easily access the internet with unlimited data. On the contrary, the places with crowds like stadiums are directly connected to the network and operate without any support. The use of 5G fibre optics brings a huge change in these devices, as they are able to operate on higher bandwidths with low latency, so that people using the data can get much higher and reliable internet speeds and connections.

Higher Radio Networks and Small Cells Support:

5G usually operates on high radio frequencies in order to provide a stable network to the mobile phone users by handling large amount of data. But, the range of these frequencies are not as high as required for smooth operation and hence a large number of small “cells” are needed to be installed to increase the frequency range. In this way, 5G performs well and support all the devices as per user’s requirement.

These high radio frequencies and small cells are highly supported by fibre optic cables because it provides security and reliability to the 5G system to handle the front haul as well as backhaul traffic, generated during the operations. Fibre also allows the 5G companies and their networks to operate on higher speeds due to their low latency and higher bandwidth potentials. They are also immune to electromagnetic interferences which makes them a reliable choice for the companies to choose.

Faster 5G Network Installation:

Through fibre optic cables, the process of installing a 5G network can become way faster than the usual. Several types of optical fibre cables are used in the installation of 5G networks such as full-dry cable for improving the speed of fibre splicing during installation, air-blown cables which can be easily bent and can be installed in ducts, saving manpower and installation time in the process, and some anti-rodent cables for outdoor installation of the cable during the installation of 5G networks.

ULL Fibre Cable to Extend 5G Link Length:

A special type of 5G fibre optic cables known as ultra-low loss (ULL) cables play an important role in extending the 5G links due to its large area. The companies using 5G tend to use this type of cable to spread the reach of fibre as much as possible. Through its larger area and ultra-low loss features, the non-linear effects on the optical fibre cables can be easily reduced, which helps further in the installation of 5G networks.


Possessing unlimited bandwidths along with lower latency characteristics, optical fibre cabling has proven to be an important part of the 5G wireless networks. From assisting in real-time data to increasing network demands, faster and effective network installations, and supporting higher radio frequencies, fibre optic cables cover every aspect of 5G networks and has given every reason to 5G companies to choose them as a standard for data transmission.


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