There are a number of things to consider when choosing the best fibre to use when building or expanding a network:
The 'deeper' the fibre is in the network, the more important it is that the cable retains its high quality. If the cable is used in national, regional or main urban nodes, high quality fibre cabling is necessary. If the fibre cabling is for a distribution, connection, or user node, you don’t need highest quality since these nodes are usually not critical to service failure.
How will the fibre be used? Will it be used in hard wired equipment or for plugging and unplugging often? What is the risk that someone will pull the fibre cabling? Fibre plugged often needs to be higher quality to withstand wear and tear. The same applies when the fibre cabling might be pulled.
What environment will the fibre be in? Inside equipment or exposed in a mine? The environment is extremely important to know what the installation is in order to choose the right connectors and cable. Placing an ordinary unprotected fibre cable in a hostile environment (dust and moisture) will undoubtedly jeopardize service reliability. We will gladly help you find the right connector and cable for any hostile environment. This almost always requires special solutions.
How critical is the fibre cabling in avoiding service disruption? For example, linking to trunk networks together makes the fibre selection of utmost importance since financial costs can be astronomical in any disruption. In these cases, choose high quality fibre cabling. On the other hand in user or local node, you can choose cabling that does not have same high quality.