With continued network demand, deciding on the right IT infrastructure can be a gamble for IT Managers. Blown Fibre gives users the reassurance that cables can be either blown in or blown out, and upgraded if the need arises. There is no restriction to initial fibre counts, and expansion is available through larger fibre count units. Additionally, fibres can also be easily re-allocated and any damaged fibres can quickly be replaced with limited disruption to the end user.
The blown fibre specifier can enjoy budgetary benefits from the fact that the fibre is deployed as and when required, thereby spreading payment across different budgetary periods. When traditional fibre systems are installed, the decision is often made to install more fibre than required to avoid the cost of future upgrades. These extra fibres are known as ‘dark’ fibre.
Blown Fibre eliminates the need for ‘dark’ fibres by deploying empty tubes and blowing fibre on demand thereby reducing initial capital expenditure and deferring costs. Owners of multi-tenanted buildings often specify a blown fibre cabling infrastructure because it means the new tenants can take advantage of an existing cabling infrastructure, as and when they move into the building.