In today’s rapidly developing society, data centers and enterprises, and even home network infrastructure are no longer separate entities, and the role and role of data centers is still changing. The rapid rise of mobile devices, portable devices, wireless connectivity, the Internet of Things, big data, cloud services, and other innovative technologies and devices means that the way people work and the environment in which they work is changing rapidly. For example, people who work from home, work in public places or vehicles, or work with portable devices, want easy, free and high-quality connections. This requires data centers with greater bandwidth, greater flexibility, and solid services.
The role of cable manufacturers is to adapt to new customer requirements in terms of density, bandwidth, delay, and form factor. Obviously, the requirements for enterprise data centers are very different at very large scales. Cables with larger fiber counts and smaller main buffer diameters will find more applications. Using stranded ribbon cables is one way to allow faster installation for operators. Cables with more precise fiber length requirements not only save costs for customers, but also facilitate installation. For some FinTech customers, there is already a need for balanced optical length cables, whether it is a standard leader or a government or financial institution.
Industry bodies and vendors are working together to develop standards to develop more accurate methods to characterize the actual performance of fiber. The essential part of any fiber optic cable is the connector. The impact of connectors is critical. Poor connectors affect the system not only by introducing low noise, but more importantly by reducing bandwidth capabilities. Noise or bandwidth loss can be several times higher than the loss. Therefore, people are actively participating in all standards to ensure that the qualified specifications of optical fibers and connectors are consistent with system performance.