At the heart of Landways’ approach is the use of fibre-optic cabling, not just within the network core but pushed right out to the network edge as the primary connectivity medium across the entire venue. This brings a number of advantages:
- The data carrying capacity of fibre far exceeds that of Cat6/7 copper-based cabling ensuring that no matter how much data growth the venue experiences, its infrastructure will be able to cope;
- As users expect ever faster data speeds, the inherent properties of copper cabling inhibit the ability of such infrastructure to communicate over distance. This complicates the design, making it necessary to distribute active switching and routing equipment across the venue to ensure services can be delivered effectively. Additional equipment drives cost and creates a need for that equipment to be housed and powered, consuming resources and taking up space that could be put to better use. Fibre eliminates this problem entirely;
- Landways’ blown fibre techniques means that additional fibres can be provisioned to any point across the deployed infrastructure in minutes with minimal disruption. This again contrasts sharply with the laborious process of laying in additional structured copper cabling and therefore massively increases operational efficiency;
- Fibre cabling enables dedicated high data capacity availability for mission critical services;
- A deep fibre infrastructure is a long-term investment that adds asset value to the venue in a way that structured cabling does not.