Telecommunications wire equipment and cable components are the lifeline of the telecommunication industry. Structured cabling systems support voice, data, video and multimedia systems. Cables and wiring enable high-performance systems like Blu-Ray or HD for televisions, ensure clarity on telephones and communication devices and increase connection speed for Internet and Ethernet connections.
As wires become thinner, manufacturers of cable components use less copper, which tends to reduce the price. New technology allows quicker communication with better quality across these thinner wires.
Telecommunications equipment includes the parts necessary to install cables, the testing equipment to locate flaws and the wires and cables necessary to connect electronics. Typically, telecommunication suppliers carry a variety of telecom cabling equipment, and many provide a one-stop-shop for your business needs. When you look for telecommunications equipment vendors, ask yourself the following questions:
1. What type of telecommunications cable equipment does the vendor carry?
2. Does the vendor carry other telecommunications supplies such as testing equipment?
3. Can the vendor design or fabricate cabling structure to meet your business needs?
Increase your options for telecommunications wire and cable equipmentOnline vendors often carry a larger variety of telecom cable equipment than local stores. Some companies specialize in tracking products down; if you can't find the product you need, their sales force can locate it for you.
Save money with used or refurbished telecommunications suppliesUsed or refurbished telecommunications supplies work as well as new but cost less. Telecommunications equipment vendors make necessary repairs and resell the product as used or refurbished. Look for vendors that guarantee their work and product to ensure quality telecommunications supplies.
Troubleshoot problems with testing equipment for telecommunications componentsTesting equipment allows you find the source of problems in cables or wires. Instead of using new parts or installing new wire, you can correct the problem, which reduces your out-of-pocket cost.
- Consider selling your excess telecommunications cable equipment to vendors. Many offer a buy-back program or purchase left-over inventory.
- Some suppliers sell kits or packages of equipment to reduce the up-front cost involved in buying telecom supplies.