Optical Fiber


Internet has revolutionized several aspects of life, both at home and in corporations. Internet and interactive communication media usage is growing quickly. So much so, it is expected that digital media usage will reach an impressive 80% within the next 10 years, Internet being the fastest growing media in this category.

Internet has transformed many aspects of live, but perhaps one of the most significative would be information search and products and services purchases.

Costa Rica, regarding telecommunication services, is placed in fourth place on fixed Internet access penetration and it is highlighted as the country with more mobile Internet penetration in Latin America. In this regard, Costa Rica matches Norway and the United Kingdom.

But, do we know what fiber optic is, how it works and what its differential benefits are?

It belongs in the data transmission and telecommunications sector, its long term growth is determined by new applications which require high speed transmission. It’s one of the best technologies in this area and possibly the one that offers the highest future development potential. Optic data transmission is currently several thousand times superior to other transmitting technologies.

By definition, it’s a nonmetallic material media through which light propagates in a confined manner and its employed in several application scopes. The main advantages fiber optic brings to telecommunications are:

  • Easy installation
  • High speed data transmission
  • Great bandwidth
  • Because fiber optic cable is thin and flexible, it’s lighter and requires less space than coaxial cable
  • Unlimited and continuous access 24hrs a day, without congestions
  • Great safety, intrusion is easily detectable
  • Insensible to electromagnetic interference