The resources and expertise needed to fix fiber cabling have not yet spread out extensively in most parts of the world. This makes the cost of installation costly. It usually involves a great deal of expert skills, tools and complex processes.
Installation is a labor-intensive and time-consuming undertaking, even though it yields improved communications. Fiber optic cables are fragile, so they must have strong protective sheathing to suit the environment where they are to be fixed. In addition, they have higher costs for electronic end terminals, and they are very difficult to split; electronic end-terminal units have to be used.