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B&W Fiberglass Industry Spotlight: Communications

Posted by Craig Barry on Feb 26, 2018 9:20:00 AM


The future of the global communications market is bright. The Unified Communications Market is expected to reach nearly $100 billion by 2023, spurred by the rapid adoption of mobile devices and the continued integration of innovative technologies into emerging markets.

The communications industry is nebulous, encompassing everything from VoIP technology to fiber optic cabling to wireless networks. As the world becomes more and more connected, communications infrastructure will expand in scope; fiberglass is a huge piece of that puzzle.

 Fiberglass Within the Communications Market

Fiberglass technology has long been a foundational component of telecommunications infrastructure. Known for both its thermal stability and durability, fiberglass is a natural choice for communications components that need to perform under harsh elemental conditions. An added benefit of fiberglass is that the material does not pose any risk of electromagnetic interference (EMI). Fiberglass epoxy “strength members” are often threaded alongside cabling to provide load-bearing assistance. Glass fiber textiles are used to build weather-proof communications structures from Atlanta to Alaska. Fiberglass casings are frequently used to bolster the strength capabilities of telecommunications pipelines. The use possibilities for fiberglass are endless.


The Benefits of Fiberglass for Telecom

Fiberglass has a number of characteristics that make it an ideal solution for a wide variety of telecommunication applications. Fiberglass has excellent electrical properties, which decreases the risk of outside interference with radio waves, wireless signals, or frequencies. It has very high temperature limits, meaning fires and electrical shorts are less likely to occur when telecommunications equipment inevitably “runs hot.” Fiberglass is resistant to both moisture and chemicals which is a plus for use in both outdoor and industrial applications. Its dimensional stability and impact resistance are useful for safeguarding often expensive communications components. Lastly, fiberglass is extremely cost effective compared to materials like carbon fiber or Kevlar.


B&W Fiberglass in the Communications Space

The team at B&W Fiberglass is invested in the future of telecom. We work with partners around the world to supply innovative glass fiber materials for a number of exciting applications. In the telecommunications industry, slight variations in quality can make a huge difference in the performance of each component. It’s important to our telecom clients that the materials they use be consistent and customizable; that’s where B&W’s years of expertise come in. From telecommunications towers built with fiberglass to strength members made of fiberglass epoxy, we specialize in turnkey solutions for ever-changing industries, including communications.

Would you like to find out more about B&W’s industry-leading capabilities in glass fiber technology? Reach out today to find out how our team and our partners can come together to create something unique for the specific application you have in mind. Let’s work together to design a fiberglass solution that advances your segment of the broader communications industry.


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Topics: Fiberglass, Telecom, Communications