Difference between Coaxial cable and Optical fiber

Coaxial cable

Optical Fiber

1. Data rate in Mbps relatively

low in comparison of

Optical Fiber .

2. High attenuation

3. Transmission through electro magnetic waves .

4. Possibility of cross talk .

5. Best suited for Cable distribution and large LAN’s .

1. Data rate in Gbps .

2. Low Attenuation .

3. Transmission through Light Pulse .

4. No Possibility of cross talk.

5. best suited for LANs where

high quality of facilities are

required .