Making the Choice between a Copper or Fibre Handoff?
Great internet is taken for granted, and it’s easy to fall into the trap of assuming that connecting won’t be an issue. But the reality is that there are many underlying complexities to connectivity and a reliable connection isn’t always certain. One area to thoroughly understand is the handoff – this is the type of connection that the carrier installs at the demarcation point (the “demarc”). This is the spot where the telephony wire switches over to the on-premise wiring, or in the case of fibre, the point where the last-mile provider-owned fibre gets handed off to the customer. Often a Media Converter is installed at the demarc and from there the on-premise wiring can be set up as Copper RJ45 or Fibre.
Understanding how your network connects – and performs – can help ease and prevent headaches down the road. Determining what is best for you is going to come down to fully understanding all aspects of the end-user scenario for the network. Analyzing this scenario should include considerations for distance, speed/bandwidth requirements, environment, as well as cost.
Considerations for Choosing a Copper or Fibre Handoff
So is a Copper or Fibre Handoff the Best?
Deciding between a Copper or Fibre handoff will always come down to understanding your business needs and how you plan to use your network. Collaborating with iTel’s team of experts will help you make the right choice – iTel is dedicated to your success and will ensure you get the best telecommunications infrastructure for all your needs.