Simplex and Duplex single mode fiber cable

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simplex vs Duplex single mode

If you require to transfer the data over longer distances, you will be required to install single-mode fiber-optic cable. The single-mode fiber-optic cable is designed to carry light down the fiber as a single ray of light. Single-mode fiber has a capacity to carry higher transmission rate and up to 50 times more distance and multimode fibers. The single mode fiber contains a diameter of 8.3 to 10 µm that has one or more of transmission. Singlemode is typically used in long-haul network connections spread out over extended areas–longer than a few miles. For example, telcos use it for connections between switching offices. Singlemode cable features a 9-micron glass core. The fibers can be used as a simplex or duplex version based on the requirement. A simplex fiber has only one fiber-optic strand and is typically used when data needs to travel in one direction only while with the duplex fiber cable, there are two strands which allow the data to travel in both directions.  Typically found in a “zipcord” construction format, this cable is most often used for duplex communication between devices where a separate transmit and receive are required. For more details on Single mode Fiber installation, contact Cablify.

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