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The Widening Horizon for Multimode Fiber in Buildings and Data Centers

Connected and efficient buildings and data centers increasingly rely on a state-of-the-art physical layer infrastructure to support growing bandwidth needs over copper, fiber and wireless technologies. When it comes to optical fiber transmission, singlemode fiber often gets the headlines with high-speed transmission records over long distances; however, multimode fiber is the workhorse media of local area network (LAN) backbones and storage area networks (SAN) in buildings and data centers.


The reason is because multimode fiber offers the lowest cost means of transporting high data rates for the distances aligned with the needs of these environments. We can expect multimode fiber’s dominance in buildings and data centers to continue because of recent developments in multimode technology and international standardization that will extend the value proposition offered by multimode fiber for today’s and tomorrow’s networks.

Read the full article from CommScope here.