Fibre Optic Cabling Installer in London


Fibre Optic cabling uses light to transmit data as opposed to electrical pulses. As a result, higher speed and reduced data losses can be achieved over greater distances than with copper cable. There are two basic types of fibre optic – Single (SM) and Multimode (MM). SM is used when even greater distances are necessary. For example, when connecting to the speed cameras which are a feature of our motorways, or for ISP connections.

Datacat focus on MM fibre optic cabling which is more commonly used for backbone cabling in business, education and administration environments.

Fibre optic cabling can seem confusing due to the number of different standards. We are here to guide you through the process.

A typical install…
  • Cable: Multimode Indoor/outdoor Tight Buffered LSOH OM3 or OM4 50/125
  • Connectors: LC
  • Couplers: LC – LC

We can provide armoured cables such as SWA (steel wire armoured), or CST (corrugated steel tube) where physical damage is a risk or cables are buried directly or in underground ducts.

Loose tube (Gel-filled) cable is recommended where there horizontal runs externally, or in ducts.

Multimode OM3 can be used to transmit data up to distances of 300m at 10Gbps. OM4 supports 10Gbps up to 600m and 100Gbps up to 150m.

Cables can contain between 4 and 24 cores to provide multiple links or redundancy and we can also supply patch leads to suit. We are always happy to advise clients on the most suitable standard for their requirements and budget.

We employ our own skilled fibre optic technicians and use the latest generation of splicing (Sumitomo T-71) and testing (Psiber WX4500) equipment. As with copper installations, full test results are recorded and provided to the client on completion.