Remember the shirt that fit well before Thanksgiving but now is stretching to its limits? Wouldn't it be great if it grew to keep up with your waistline? One of the most significant advantages of a fiber network infrastructure is the ability to increase network capacity as bandwidth requirements evolve. Everyone from telecoms to individual enterprises can update their existing fiber infrastructure with new equipment supporting the latest technology to make networks faster and more efficient.
Global internet traffic has grown exponentially for the past two decades, with a significant spike due to the recent pandemic. As we race into the digital age, technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G have spurred tremendous growth in Internet traffic. Despite the current chip shortage and other supply constraints, there will be approximately 27 billion connected devices by 2025 (3.5x the number of humans). Every text message we send, phone call we make, or picture we post travels as photons through an unimaginably vast network of optical fiber. Cell towers convert radio frequency photons from billions of mobile phones to infrared for efficient fiber optic backhaul into the all-fiber metro, regional, long-haul, and submarine networks that connect cities, span countries, and bridge continents. 43% of American homes now have access to fiber, and more than 23 million Americans are connected. So far, over 5 billion km (3.1 billion miles, or the distance to Pluto) have been installed worldwide.
Recently, it's not just the humans rabidly consuming information that drives demand for ever-increasing network capacity. Machine-to-machine traffic is an integral part of data-centric applications, sensor networks, and IoT. Optical fiber networks allow cost-effective network scaling to facilitate future communications services integral to our digital society.
Phonoscope Fiber is the leader in scalable network infrastructure, with the most extensive privately-held fiber metro network for Houston and its surrounding areas. Contact us today to discuss supporting your mission-critical applications and long-term network growth with the scalability of our custom networking solutions. Send us a message