Monday, 29 November 2021

BT’s hollow core fibre optic cables full of promise

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Tuesday 01 June 21

The operator is testing the new type of optical fibre cable at its R&D labs, suggesting they could reduce latency by up to 50%

Today, BT has announced that it is now trialing a new type of fibre optic cable that includes a hollow, air-filled core.   The idea behind the hollow core is simple enough. Currently, optical fibre uses a transparent solid glass core, allowing light to pass through it and thus convey information. However…

Today, BT has announced that it is now trialing a new type of fibre optic cable that includes a hollow, air-filled core.   The idea behind the hollow core is simple enough. Currently, optical fibre uses a transparent solid glass core, allowing light to pass through it and thus convey information. However…

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