Reuse or Install 
New Fiber?
Information to Help 
You Decide

Download our Reuse or Install  New Fiber? Information to Help  You Decide Whit Paper

What Is This White Paper About?

People commonly believe that fiber cable has unbounded bandwidth capacity and can last forever; however, with the recent data traffic boom – cloud services, over-the-top content delivery and Internet of Things (IoT) – some old fiber infrastructure has hit its capacity limit and needs to be upgraded.

In this white paper, you will learn about the risks of reusing installed fiber cable and understand how fiber cable infrastructure performance and quality could impact your business operations. You will also receive recommendations to avoid these potential risks by choosing the right fiber upgrade options.

Topics covered in the White Paper:

  • Excessive Loss: A Risk with Bend-Sensitive Fiber Cable
  • Restricted Wavelength Range and Link Distance: A Risk with Legacy SMF
  • Multimode Fiber Upgrades: When Are They Needed?

Download this white paper to learn when to reuse to install new fiber on your next project!

Get Your White Paper

Qing-Xu_small.jpg

Qing Xu

Technology and Applications Manager, Optical Fiber Systems

With 12 years of hands-on research and development experience in optical communications and photonics device design, Qing Xu is a subject-matter expert in not only optical fiber technology, but also signal transmission, data center trends, fiber/copper connectivity and structured cabling. Joining Belden in 2014, Qing works closely with product line managers and engineering teams to develop technology strategy plans and roadmaps, and lead new product development. He closely monitors and participates in industry activities related to optical fiber communications system, data center technology and trends, including TIA-TR42 and IEEE 802.3 standards. His experience is built on a solid education and various work experiences; he earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical and information engineering and his master’s degree in telecommunications. Most recently, Qing earned a PhD in electrical engineering and communication. Qing is also the author of 5 US patents and 28 international publications.

 

For more than 100 years, customers who have required unsurpassed performance and durability for signal transmission have counted on the Belden brand. In the 20th century, that trust was built on high-performance wire and cable products.

Today, Belden designs, manufactures and sells a comprehensive portfolio of cable, connectivity and networking products for the transmission of signals for data, sound and video applications.

Qing-Xu_small.jpg

Qing Xu

Technology and Applications Manager, Optical Fiber Systems

With 12 years of hands-on research and development experience in optical communications and photonics device design, Qing Xu is a subject-matter expert in not only optical fiber technology, but also signal transmission, data center trends, fiber/copper connectivity and structured cabling. Joining Belden in 2014, Qing works closely with product line managers and engineering teams to develop technology strategy plans and roadmaps, and lead new product development. He closely monitors and participates in industry activities related to optical fiber communications system, data center technology and trends, including TIA-TR42 and IEEE 802.3 standards. His experience is built on a solid education and various work experiences; he earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical and information engineering and his master’s degree in telecommunications. Most recently, Qing earned a PhD in electrical engineering and communication. Qing is also the author of 5 US patents and 28 international publications.

 

For more than 100 years, customers who have required unsurpassed performance and durability for signal transmission have counted on the Belden brand. In the 20th century, that trust was built on high-performance wire and cable products.

Today, Belden designs, manufactures and sells a comprehensive portfolio of cable, connectivity and networking products for the transmission of signals for data, sound and video applications.