How Will 5G Affect Fiber Optic Cabling?

Category: Structured Cabling
May 1, 2021

Technology only ever moves forward, and just as the cellular phone largely replaced landlines, 5G will replace 4G. 5G is a total game changer, and much of our existing telecommunication technology will require updates. As an experienced Baltimore county cabling company, we feel it necessary to explain how 5G will affect fiber optic cabling across Maryland.

How will 5G affect your fiber optic cabling

What is 5G?

When a message is sent from your phone or computer, it bounces from cell towers and satellites to complete its journey in mere moments. 5G expedites this process, but for 5G to work optimally, we need fiber optic cabling. 

5G requires large sets of fibers to improve data transmission. The best way to ensure your business’ structured cabling network can accommodate the needs of 5G is to consult with a professional Baltimore county cabling company.

Future-Proofed Fiber Optic Cabling

When most Baltimore county cabling companies install a structured cabling network, they include additional fiber optic cables intended for future use. These “extra” cables are used when upgrading to 5G. If your structured cabling network is lacking the fiber optics necessary to expand to 5G, we must install new cables.

The Main Benefit of 5G

One of the primary benefits of using fiber optic cabling is Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM). DWDM allows fibers to use different wavelengths, which means multiple signals can be sent over the same fiber. This leads to faster speeds, improved mobile coverage, and even more reliable networks.

Work with an Experienced Baltimore County Cabling Company

At Lanstar Systems Inc., we are happy to discuss the future of 5G and how to prepare your business for the change. If you have any questions about 5G, give us a call. Our team of experienced Baltimore county cabling technicians can answer your questions or schedule an appointment for an assessment of your system.


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