Products to Support Fibre Broadband Network Builds
Since 1990 Daro Connectivity’s experts have worked with many recognised infrastructure network providers including BT/Openreach, Vodafone, Energis, Virgin Media and KCOM. We have a growing and adaptable product portfolio to support requirements for Fibre Broadband Networks from ducting, cabling, joint closures, enclosures, cabinet frames, patch panels and cable assemblies.
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We have decades of design and manufacturing experience and would be delighted to discuss your bespoke or tailor-made and integrated system solution requirements.
Fibre broadband is a type of broadband that continues to be deployed in the UK by BT (Openreach), Virgin Media, CityFibre, Gigaclear, Hyperoptic, KCOM in mostly metropolitan areas, and many other operators servicing smaller communities or rural customers. In most cases this infrastructure is being deployed utilising various types of fibre optic connectivity, fibre optic cables, microducts with blown cabling, joint closures, hardened connectivity amongst other products designed to help increase the speed of internet broadband connections and deployment.
While superfast broadband is adequate for most individual and household needs, the demand for data intensive services such as online video streaming, online gaming and video calls is increasing. High data demands by many users at one time can stretch the limits of a superfast broadband connection. Most home broadband connections are delivered using a mix of fibre-optic cables and the old copper cables; that have been in place for decades. Slower Internet speeds can be caused due to the distance between the property and the cabinet, or by lots of people using the Internet at the same time. These problems result in the perception that broadband connections are unreliable or that consumers don’t experience network speeds as advertised by their provider. Full-fibre broadband helps to deal with problems like these.
The UK government defines a super-fast broadband as having speeds greater than 30 megabits per second (Mbps). Ultrafast is defined as a speed greater than 100 Mbps. A fibre to the cabinet connection (FTTC) using both fibre and copper can reach speeds of up to about 66 Mbps. A full-fibre connection (FTTP) offers much faster average speeds of 1 Gbps or 1,000 Mbps. It could potentially offer speeds in terabits per second (Tbps) in future.
Hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC)
Hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) networks like those used by Virgin Media is a telecommunication technology in which optical fibre cable and coaxial cable are used in different portions of a network to carry broadband content (such as video, data, and voice). Using HFC, a local Cable TV (CATV) company installs fibre optic cable from the cable head-end (distribution centre) to nodes located close to business and residential users and from these nodes uses coaxial cable to individual businesses and homes.
Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) FTTC is a part-fibre technology: fibre optic cables run to a street cabinet, and then existing copper telephone wires are used to connect the cabinet to individual premises. The speed of connection decreases the further away from the cabinet the premises is based, because the signal loses strength as it travels along the copper wire.
and Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH)
Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) and Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) consists of fibre optic cables running from the local exchange directly to each premise. Fibre optic cables can carry more data with much faster transmission speeds and significantly less signal loss with distance compared to copper cables.