Guided Telecommunication Mediums


Engineering Studies – H4 Telecommunication Engineering – Electricity

This topic describes transmission of data using guided media such as wire, cable and glass fibre. Advantages, disadvantages and applications are key concepts of this topic.

Key Concepts

  • Cables / fibres / waveguides
  • Hardwired networks

Discussion Questions

  1. What are three technical features used to compare transmission medium options?
  2. Describe the advantages of a twisted pair cable.
  3. Describe the advantages of a coaxial cable.
  4. Describe the advantages of a glass fibre cable.
  5. Describe a common hardwired connection system.
  6. What is a wave guide?