Fibre Optic Cabling & Repair

Emergency Repair Service:-
If your Fibre Cabling has been damaged through Accident, chewed by Rodents or simply come away from its Patch Panel, then West Comms has the experience, knowledge, stock (Pigtails, Patch Leads & Splicers) and equipment to repair your fibre optic cabling quickly and easily ensuring you are back up and running without delay. Call today (0800 652 5666) or email to book an emergency call out!! 

Fibre Optic Cabling:- 

West Comms is a specialist Fibre Optic Cabling Installer, Terminator & Tester of Single Mode or Multi-Mode Excel & Connectix Cable.

A Fibre Optic Cable is a cable containing one or more optical fibres. The optical fibre elements are typically individually coated with plastic layers and contained in a protective tube suitable for the environment where the cable will be deployed. Fibre Optic Cables are used as an alternative to Copper Cable when data is required to travel Long Distances at High Speeds and under High Demand.

Fibre Optic Cables come in 2 Types, various Sizes and various Categories all with a 25 Year Warranty:-

Type - Loose Tube Fibre Cable – Duct grade cable for building backbone applications.

·         4-12 Fibre variants constructed around a 2.9mm gel filled loose tube;
·         16-24 Fibre variants use a 4.0mm loose tube.

Type - Tight Tube Fibre Cable – Premise distribution cable constructed around 900µm tight buffered elements which are suitable for direct termination.

·         2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16 & 24 Fibre variants.

Categories of Optical Fibre Cable - OM1 62/125µm Multi-mode; OM2 50/125µm Multi-mode; OM3 50/125µm Multi-mode Laser Optimised; OM4 50/125µm Multi-mode Laser Optimised and OS1/2 9/125µm Single-mode ITU-T G.652D. Multi-mode is the most cost-effective solution especially when using the 850nm

Various Multi-mode and Single-mode Pigtails are used for Fibre Connections 900µm white tight buffering.
 - LC (lucent connector) Pigtails – Available in OM1, OM2, OM3 & OM4 MM. OS2 in SM only.
 - SC (square connector) Pigtails – Available in OM1, OM2, OM3 MM. OS2 in SM only.
 - ST (straight tip connector) Pigtails – Available in OM1, OM2, OM3 MM. OS2 in SM only.
 - FC (ferrule connector) Pigtails – Available in OS2 SM only.

Fibre Cable Termination – All Fibre Cables are terminated (spliced, joined) by fitting connectors to the end of each optical fibre in the cable. Pigtails (pre-installed connector on one end and a length of exposed fibre at the other end) are spliced together using a ‘Fusion Splicer’ (as shown below) to provide a High Precision Splice. The Splicer uses an electric arc to connect the two fibre ends together.     

All Fibre Installations are Tested up to a wavelength of 850nm (nm = 1 billionth of a meter) for power loss (dB loss). A Lantek Fibre Tester is used, detailing the exact result of power loss. Test results confirm pass or fail of each cable and include the recommended Loss Budget, Margin of error (automatically calculated by tester) and confirm the cable core diameter. Detailed reports are created using Ideal Data Centre and provided to the client/contractor to confirm full testing and compliance.

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