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GOF - future fiber optic cables

Copper or glass fiber?

The question arises: What is better, copper or glass fiber?

Advantages of glass fiber at a glance









GOF in detail – glass fiber is not just glass fiber

As the name suggests, glass fibers are made of glass. However, this is not universally true as there are also plastic optic fibers. Although plastic optic fibers, which are known under the name GFRP (glass fiber reinforced plastic), have a lower performance compared to those made of glass, they are much less sensitive to installation. Due to the moderate popularity and higher attenuation values of plastic optic fibers, we do not include them in our range.

However, unused fiber optic cables that already run underground are referred to as dark fiber.

In addition, a distinction is made between monomode and multimode fibers, which meet different requirements depending on the field of application. Monomode fibers, which are also referred to as single mode fibers, have extremely low attenuation values and propagation delays, thus making them ideal for high bandwidths and long distances.

On the contrary, multimode fibers have much better transmission characteristics, which make them ideal as short-range connection cables and, for example, suitable for connecting switches in the building or floor area.

Here you can find all single mode cables and here you can see our range of multimode cables.

Free information brochure on copper and fiber optic technology

Further facts worth knowing can be found in our mini-brochure "Basic knowledge of copper and fiber optic technology". You can order the printed version here.

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Do you have any questions?

We will gladly answer any questions you may have about our products.