dark fiberThe telecommunications rate is growing like wildfire, with new technologies and ways of interfacing with users springing up faster every year. In fact, over the past five years, the Fiber-Optic Cable Manufacturing Industry has exploded, growing by a staggering 11.8%. Industries are pushing to bring the latest and greatest to new markets such as Mexico. If you’re looking for a primer on some of the benefits of fiber optic services, check out this primer to help your business make the switch.

Greater Connectivity

Mexico’s ambitious plans for a backbone network aims to provide a national data transport network stretching more than 25,000 km. Illuminating the dark fiber will not only provide critical infrastructure to cities, but will allow for connectivity in areas with limited or no service.

More Options for Service Providers Means Greater Accessibility

In addition to the boom in fiber optic internet connectivity, Mexico’s backbone network has created space for a greater diversification of ISPs. While this may not mean as much for larger cities where healthy competition is thriving, this is especially important in areas where few providers means that consumers are beholden to rates and connectivity offered by their local provider. Simply put: more options is better for consumers at every level.

Higher Speeds and Capacity

Fiber optic services are the next step in telecommunications for many reasons, but it’s impossible to deny the greatest reason of all: as connectivity becomes a greater global necessity, internet services must rise to the occasion. Regardless of any of the other factors on this list, there’s no denying that internet services are boosted by the speed and heavy-lifting that fiber optic services are able to provide. With data transfer speeds topping 15 terabits per second, there’s no denying this technology’s speed. This ability to parse heavy loads at breakneck speeds is crucial when outfitting forward facing businesses, where staying connected with consumers can be the difference between maintaining and losing a relationship. As we discussed previously, this is also critically important when establishing larger infrastructures, where the connectivity that fiber optic communications provide can be the difference between flawless communication and being left in the dark.

One way or another, dark fiber services are the next step in telecom strategies. Have you considered making the switch? Talk to us about your reasons for making the change.

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