Another trend in 2021 that has accelerated since the pandemic is fiber adoption in more Texas office buildings and businesses.
Recently, c2mtech’s structured cabling team expanded certifications with Corning Fiber. The comprehensive, See the Light® Design and Installation Course was conducted in our DFW headquarters over three days. Fiber contractors at c2mtech: Slater Fleming, Jeremy Giles and Brandon Thomason are not only certified with Corning Fiber, but completed several projects this year.
Reasons to Upgrade to Fiber in 2022
Scenarios for fiber installation depend on the customer and building requirements. New construction projects throughout Texas are relying on fiber infrastructure to future proof networks. While some businesses from data centers to IT firms do require fast transmission to move huge quantities of data, many do not.
However, in recent years the number of devices and bandwidth requirements for voice and data networks has changed dramatically. Below are some of the highlights:
- Bring Your Own Device which began as a movement for ersonal laptops and grew to encompass smartphones.
- Migration from on premise phone systems to cloud Unified Communications which continues to grow.
- 2020 delivered a massive adoption of video conferencing that is unlikely to end soon as more employers hire remote and keep work from home policies.
- 2021 exposed the risk of relying on copper wires during the unprecedented Texas freeze. Fiber Optic cabling is safer during electricity blackouts and power surges.
- Arrival of WI-FI 6, a major improvement in signal strength and bandwidth that benefits from fiber infrastructure
It’s hard to predict what will happen next year, but if the Metaverse and virtual reality does take off, a fiber connection will be needed to experience it!
If you are developing a new office building or expanding company headquarters, consider fiber as a backbone of data infrastructure. A final benefit, it is cheaper to install and terminate fiber during new construction than to retrofit years later.