Common challenges with cabling
Often we find that buildings face challenges with their cable paths, simply because of a lack of channels or PVC conduiting. The new requirements for DSTV cabling further complicates this because of the 4 cable coax cable requirement, necessitating the adoption of fibre and related methods of bringing services to each apartment/residence.
Below is a basic graphic of the issue. Fitting 4 cables into a 25mm conduit is possible, but bends or corners makes installation more difficult. Often cables get snagged and stuck, as such filling conduit to capacity is not advised.
Fiber can be pulled off a reel and cut onsite to length requiring the services of a third party fiber splicing company. Alternatively it can be pre-made prior to installation, after measurements have been taken. In our experience, pre-made cables generally have less loss on them, and the installation ends requiring less downtime in a building or environment where services are already running. This is only possible if the ducting or conduit is conducive to pulling cable with a pre-terminated end through, and certain 90’ bends may prevent the connector from going through.