No, this is not some extravagant light display or a solar galactic phenomenon. What you’re looking at is fiber optics technology; the future of the internet.

You must have heard about it or came across it before. If you have not heard about it, don’t worry! This article will explore the wonders of fibere optics and how it’s becoming an integral part of our world.

Just a Little Introduction of Fiber Optics

The advancement of technologies has created a deeply interconnected world where information can be accessed almost instantaneously. At this day and age, the internet is so integral to our lives that we simply cannot imagine life without it.  We constantly use high-tech gadgets and devices for work-related tasks, social media interactions or simply to find out about something. Basically, everyone wants (and needs) fast internet speed for our daily routine to function well.

What is Fiber optics?

Fiber optics is a technology that allows information to be transferred using lightwaves. Theory dictates that nothing can travel faster than light, and it is no surprise that fiber optics technology allows for extremely fast internet speed. The fastest speed achieved by fiber optics cables is approximately 50,000 times faster than the average household speed, allowing you to download an entire TV series at HD quality in a fraction of a second!

How is it Different from the Rest?

Fiber Optics Illustration
Illustration on Fiber Optics by Ethiscrowd.com

fiber occurs through different ways; our cellphones use wireless technology as it sends and receives data through invisible radio waves. Home landline telephones, on the other hand, functions by transmitting sound waves, which are converted to electrical signals through the cables. Fiber optics transfers information using beams of light (light waves) through thin strands of glass or plastic tubes, which has the diameter of a human hair!

5 Interesting Facts on Fiber Optics

  1. Extremely fast

    It is 10 to 15 times much faster than traditional cabling as it can transfer more information at a higher capacity over longer distances. Therefore, fiber optics allows us to roam the internet and download data at a blistering speed.

  2. Higher security:

    It is more difficult and costly for hackers to tap fiber optics network due to its complexity. More importantly, it isn’t a health hazard; you won’t suffer from electrical hazards or shocks since it doesn’t use electricity.

  3. Eco-friendly:

    Compared to electrical signals, the amount of energy required to transmit lightwaves is incredibly small. The resulting equation is a win-win situation for humanity and the planet; lesser power consumption equates to a lower carbon footprint for a greener Earth and lowers electricity bills for us.

  4. Numerous Applications:

    Fiber optics is not utilised just for the internet. Incidentally, numerous other applications use endeavor optics such as cable television, medical procedures, lighting, military applications and so much more. The wide-ranging uses for fiber optics make it a flexible technology which is increasingly ubiquitous in our lives. (See also: Blockchain in Islamic Finance)

It’s Time to Invest in Fiber Optics

  1. Demand for fiber optics has been fast-growing due to its tremendous benefits. However, there are limited opportunities to be a part of its stellar growth. Ethiscrowd.com is the perfect platform that allows anyone to invest in social projects, including the installation of fiber cables in various regions of Indonesia. This new initiative – called “The Palapa Ring” project – is a government-to-business cooperation scheme which will equip approximately 250 million Indonesians with 4G LTE connectivity using fiber optics. This is undoubtedly a golden opportunity for anyone to get involved in making the world a faster, more efficient and greener place.

In a Nutshell

We’re witnessing one of the most significant technological revolutions in our generation. Fiber optics technology is shaping to be the backbone of today’s telecommunication landscape. Its’ superiority allows us to efficiently access information at lightning speed in an eco-friendly manner. Most noteworthy, fiber optics possess a huge potential in delivering affordable and quality connectivity to underprivileged populations in both the developing and developed world. Therefore, this is an immensely interesting prospect and an undoubtedly worthwhile endeavour.

‌Make the world a better place, invest in the future. Be part of the technological revolution!

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Author: Aziz Zainuddin

Content Emperor of Ethiscrowd.com | Finance and Blockchain is my cuppa Teh Tarik

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