Broadband is a term that was coined in the 20th century to define any permanent source of an internet connection. In the old days, Dial Ups and modems were the most common broadband connections available at that time. Over the years, technology has travelled at light speed and has scaled great heights when it comes to data transfer.

At this moment, light technology is the most common and most preferred data transference option through the use of fibre optic cables. To be able to understand dual fibre, it is also important to get some basic concepts of fibre optic technology.

Types of fibre optic cables

There are two types of fibre optic cables- multi-core fibre optic cables and single-core fibre cables. A single core fibre optic cable has the capability of sending only one light beam through the cables but it can travel for very long distances of about 20km without latency or losing its bandwidth power. The laser is guided through the cable by the fibre and the core glass from one end to another. A multi-core cable, on the other hand, can transmit more than one single light beam (meaning a stream of data) through the cable at once.

This works by sending the light beams simultaneously, at different base properties for example speed, intensity, or frequency. This technique sends out a very large amount of data but there is always a downside to everything when part of it is overexploited. In this case, the downside is that although these cables can transmit a very large amount of data, they can only send it for short distances of approximately 2km.

Dual Fibre broadband technology

Dual broadband is a type of internet connection technology that uses these concepts but combines them to create a powerful and robust system that can deliver to most activities requiring extensive internet connectivity. Although a few big tech companies are currently offering it, it is quite important to businesses and homeowners who are from home. This technology allows you to distribute your internet connection in your premises to different areas such as different offices or rooms without losing a significant amount of bandwidth which makes it very attractive. In the past, fibre optic cable splitting was done with connectors on the ends, which led to poor quality internet connections.

Dual fibre incorporates the two fibre optic cable technologies to increase the effectiveness of their connections. By using a single core fibre optic cable for long-distance transmissions and multi-core cables for connecting the router to the connection on the antenna in the street, the speeds can reach up to 1Gbps which is very fast for most internet-related activities. It is estimated that by 2050, almost every household will have an internet connection. Dual fibre broadband technology is therefore only getting bigger.

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