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What You Need to Know About Fiber Optics Splicing

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Here at GP Associates, Inc., we want to help you make your business the best it can be, and a great deal of your success depends on the reliability of your technology. In every industry, more and more critical functions are becoming reliant on computer networks, and those networks need well-maintained fiber optic cables to give you the speed and connectivity you deserve. To help you keep your network in peak operating condition, our team offers professional fiber optics splicing services that will ensure that your cables continue to perform as they should. In this article, we’ll go over some of the key things you need to know about this process and why it matters for your business.

What You Need to Know About Fiber Optics Splicing

What it Is

 Essentially, fiber optics splicing is a method used to join two fiber optic cables together, whether to repair a broken connection or to extend the connection’s reach beyond the length of the first cable. With over 33 years of experience in this industry, you can count on our team at GP Associates, Inc. to deliver superior results that will give you the best performance from your computers and other tech.

How it Works 

There are two methods of fiber optics splicing: mechanical splicing and fusion splicing. While our team at GP Associates, Inc. can provide both services, in general fusion splicing is generally the more trusted method. In a fusion splice, the two cable ends are carefully aligned, then heated so that they fuse together seamlessly, while a mechanical splice merely holds the two ends together for a temporary connection.