Fibre Optic Cabling

We’re experienced specialists in Fibre Optic installations for a range of businesses nationwide.

Based in Leeds, West Yorkshire and operating throughout the UK, Smartideas has gained vast experience in both single and multi mode Fibre installations.

Fibre Optic Design
Smart Ideas will assist you in the design of your system, from choosing the correct cable, planning cable routes and containment through to cabinet positions, infrastructure & CAD drawings.

Fibre Optic Installation
Our engineering team install fibre optic cabling solutions for internal & external applications. Smart Ideas can install suitable containment such as cable basket, tray-work or conduit to ensure your fibre optic cables are protected.


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Fibre Termination & Splicing


Fusion Splice Termination

Smart Ideas are specialists in fusion splicing of single mode and multi-mode Fibre Optic cables. We can ensure the cable is installed to the correct length within the patch panel and have the latest core alignment fusion splicers. We can install and populate fibre optic patch panels within your existing data network cabinets.

Fibre Optic Cable Testing

All our Fibre Optic Cable installations are fully tested for integrity and data speed verification using the latest OTDR equipment. Simulated data tests are carried out to ensure your Fibre Optic Network is delivering the performance it is designed to.


Torque started to work with Smart Ideas in 2015 and the service provided in all respects has been very professional and of good quality. The company has shown a caring positive attitude in all areas. Our business is fast paced and has grown at an alarming rate with many changes. Smart Ideas always go the extra mile which is appreciated.

Smartideas service was of very high quality, and they were able to communicate with us in a very straight-forward way.

They were able to work in a challenging manufacturing environment in a collaborative and constructive manner. Excellent service and very professional.

Continental Landscapes Ltd have been using Smart Ideas Ltd to install and maintain our CCTV Technology  and network infrastructure at our Lincoln site for more than 5 years. The work has always been completed efficiently, on-time and on budget. Any ancillary work has also received the same professionalism. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to others.

Cable Brands

We only use the best Fibre optic products that deliver high performance, reliability and scalability to give the best possible connection

Advantages of
Fibre Optics

Fibre optic cabling has several major characteristics which provide a strong advantage compared to traditional copper conductor cables.

Key advantages of optical fibres include:

  • Distance - because of their low signal power loss rate, fibre optic cables are able to carry optical signals over far longer distances than older types of cabling. With the ideal combination of network setup, materials, and wavelength, some single fibre optics are effective at carrying signals over hundreds of kilometres. In comparison, standard copper cables have a limitation of 328-feet for good quality transfer distance

  • Bandwidth and data transfer - copper data cables offer quite limited bandwidth as opposed to fibre optics

  • Speed - fibre optic cables enjoy a significant speed advantage compared to other data transfer modes because they use light pulses as the primary information conveyance source. In this regard, fibre typically outstrips the expected performance of even high-grade copper cables such as Cat5 and Cat6

  • Interference - much more protection is provided against interference and cross-talk by fibre optics than metal cables. This is because fibre does not carry a physical electrical signal.

Our Fibre Optic case studies

Sorting Machine Network Cabling

Data Cabling, Fibre Optic Installation

CAT6 Installation for The Range

Networking, Data Cabling, Fibre Optic Installation

176,000 sq. ft distribution centre

Networking, Data Cabling, Fibre Optic Installation, Wifi Cabling

Training Room Network

Networking, Data Cabling, Fibre Optic Installation

Fibre Optic FAQs

What's the difference between Single Mode & Multi-Mode Fibre

Single Mode fibre optic cable
Single Mode fibre optic cable has a small diametral core that allows only one mode of light to propagate. Because of this, the number of light reflections created as the light passes through the core decreases, lowering attenuation and creating the ability for the signal to travel further. This application is typically used in long distance, higher bandwidth runs by Telcos, CATV companies, and Colleges and Universities

What`s the transmission speed of Multimode fibre optic cable

  • 1000BASE-SX (Gigabit)                275m
  • 10GBASE-SR/SW (10 Gigabit)       32 m

What`s the transmission speed of Singlemode fibre optic cable

  • 1000BASE-LX (Gigabit)                        2,000m
  • 10GBASE-LX4 & LR/LW (10 Gigabit)      2,000m
  • 10GBASE-ER/EW (10 Gigabit)               2,000m
  • 100GBASE-LR4 (100 Gigabit)               10,000m
  • 100GBASE-ER4 (100 Gigabit)               40,000m

What type of connector do I use?

SC Connectors

SC connectors are the most widely used variation. They have a 2.5mm ferrule and utilise a straightforward pull-push motion to latch and snap onto the cable. Versatile and efficient, they are used in a wide range of environments.

Get a free Fibre Optic Design quotation

Contact us today to book a FREE Fibre Optic Network design cabling audit in which we will complete a site survey to assess your network requirements.

You can also contact us by phone or email on:   01133 229 500   |