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Computer Science - Class 12
Chapter 11 - Data Communication

Differentiate between co-axial cable and optical fiber?

 

Answer:

COAXIAL CABLE  Vs  OPTICAL FIBER  - Teachoo.jpg

 

Coaxial Cable

Optical Fiber

  • It is used to transmit the signal in electrical form.
  • It is used to transmit the signal in light form.
  • It is made up of plastics and copper wires.
  • It is made up of plastics and glasses.
  • It is cheaper than optical fiber.
  • It is expensive.

 

Additional points:

Coaxial Cable

Optical Fiber

  • Installation is easy.
  • Installation is difficult.

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Differentiate between co-axial cable and optical fiber? Answer: COAXIAL CABLE Vs OPTICAL FIBER Protective Plastic Covering Insulating material Braided Outer Conductor Copper core Coaxial Cable Plastic Coating Light ray Cladding Fibre core Optical Fiber Coaxial Cable Optical Fiber It is used to transmit the signal in electrical form. It is used to transmit the signal in light form. It is made up of plastics and copper wires. It is made up of plastics and glasses. It is cheaper than optical fiber. It is expensive. Additional points: Coaxial Cable Optical Fiber Installation is easy. Installation is difficult.

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