Environmental Features of using Fibre

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In this blog, we will run through some of the top environmental features of using Fibre systems in your business.

Waste reduction, lower energy consumption, and a more sustainable landscape are all features that make the fibre technology infrastructure an eco-friendly viable option. We discover the green face of our network with these five amazing facts that you probably did not know about. More than a decade of work and courageous decisions has led us to have one of the most efficient telecommunications networks in the market, in terms of energy and carbon.Switching to fibre Internet can offer a reduced carbon footprint. Not only does it offer the fastest speeds on the market, but it is a greener Internet solution for businesses. Fibre has a minimal ecological

impact, reduces waste, consumes very little energy and helps decrease greenhouse gas emissions. Fibre migration is a great example, in power plants, it is 85% more energy-efficient in customer access than copper.

According to Cabling Installation and Maintenance, Information Technology (IT) activity can account for nearly 2% of worldwide carbon dioxide emissions. Alone this may not sound like a staggering number, but it does equate to the aviation industry in its entirety. One of the main goals for combatting this pollution is to make industrial advances towards a greener technological future.Waste reduction, lower energy consumption, and a more sustainable landscape are all features that make fibre technology infrastructure a eco-friendlier choice.

The potential for a more sustainable future is created with fibre optic cables that provide higher bandwidth for longer-distance data transfers. Higher connectivity is directly related to increasing the number of work individuals can get done in a certain period, enabling reduced travel time. Countless areas of society are impacted by more reliable, faster broadband connections. The internet has notably revolutionized the way people travel, work, socialize, and even the way individuals provide entertainment. However, even with all the positive aspects, there are still some drawbacks of coaxial cables on the environment, so further looking towards a greener future with fibre optic cables will help combat some of these deficiencies.

3 Reasons Why Fibre Optic is Greener option to choose

Save Energy

It has become common knowledge within the cabling and telecommunications world that fibre optic cables have increasingly become more energy conserving.Otelco claims that when these cable types are transmitting light over a distance of 100 meters they only consume 1 watt in comparison to the 3.5 watts consumed by coaxial cables. When less power is needed, less heat is generated, eliminating the need for a cooling system. This translates to saving equipment, space, and energy.

Material Reduction

The Beacon states that fewer materials are needed to produce fibre optic cables than coaxial cables because they need less jacketing and insulation. Besides, coaxial cables rely heavily on the use of copper. The material copper poses a huge threat to the miners gathering it due to higher risks of cardiovascular cancer and even lung

cancer. Not only does this process affect the workers involved, but copper mining can contaminate an ecosystems’ ability to sustain life. A great way to avoid these dangers is with fibre technology. Optic fibres are made from silicon dioxide, which is largely made up of oxygen and poses significantly less of a threat to those involved. There is also not a mining method for these types of cables, but rather an environmentally friendly extraction process.

Data Centres Become More Environmentally Friendly

More and more individuals are pushing for companies to reduce their impact on health and environmental concerns. The option of producing fibre technology can minimize companies use of heavy metals, such as lead and mercury. If companies reduce their involvement with heavy metals, they are also reducing their levels of


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