What is Blown Fibre?
Blown Fibre takes the elements that make up a conventional fibre optic cable and separates them.
When you break down a fibre optic cable, you are given the sheathing and the fibre cores, in blown fibre installations, we install these two elements separately.
Initially, we install a tube; this tube contains anywhere from 2 – 12 micro ducts. We then progress to phase two and blow a fibre optic bundle through one of these micro ducts.
Blown Fibre has various benefits, as technology continues to improve (as it shall), a more advanced fibre optic bundle can be blown through another microduct.
Best of all, this can be carried out from the main communications room, no need to remove ceiling tiles; therefore, no impact on the business.
After you’ve migrated across, we can even remove the old fibre bundle, or you can leave it there for redundancy.
Is there a cost difference?
Yes, there is likely to be a small cost increase. However, this depends hugely on your type of building and the quantity of fibre optic links you require.
Where the main cost savings are found is in buildings with multiple links, future additions and upgrades.
We find that large buildings or campus environments, such as high-rise buildings, buildings with a large amount of remote cabinets or multi-building campuses benefit hugely from blown fibre installations.
In these environments, the installation of a backbone tube can serve a variety of cabinet positions, removing the need to continue to revisit the same installation areas.
Nene Data Network Solutions are experts in blown fibre installations, carrying out installations in both external and internal environments there isn’t much we shy away from, check out our case studies below for a sample of works delivered to date, if you need any further assistance or guidance please do reach out to our team via livechat, telephone, or e-mail.