Prysmian Group

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Prysmian implements new organisation for General Cable integration

Having now completed its acquisition of General Cable, Prysmian Group is launching a new organisation to begin the company’s integration.

Prysmian described the newly created group as a ‘world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry.’ It has global headquarters in Milan and reported sales of more than €11 billion (pro-forma as of 31 December 2017). There are approximately 30,000 employees across 112 plants and 25 research and development centres in more than 50 countries.

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Prysmian to acquire General Cable for $3B in cash

The world’s largest cable systems company will become even larger when Prysmian Group completes its planned acquisition of General Cable, announced this week.

Prysmian Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire General Cable for $30 per share in cash, in a deal that values General Cable at $3 billion, including debt and certain liabilities. The transaction, which has already been approved by the boards of both parties, is expected to close by the third quarter of 2018.

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At this year’s OFC exhibition energy and telecom cable specialist Prysmian Group (booth 2647) will be showcasing its WideCap-OM5 multimode fibre for high-speed data communications and BendBrightXS 200µm optical fibre for high-density optical cables.

In addition, during the technical conference, Prysmian researchers will discuss how next-generation multimode fibres can be optimised to support WDM operations in data communications and space-division multiplexing operations in telecommunications to allow migration to higher bit rates and achieve higher capacity.

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As data demand ramps ever higher, researchers are looking to innovative amplifier designs to help transport a broader light spectrum through optical fibres, finds Andy Extance

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Duncan Ellis shares his views about the increased focus on automation from network operators, and how the physical layer has so far stubbornly resisted the move

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Switching off copper networks where fibre has been deployed is the end game, so why are so few operators doing it, wonders Pauline Rigby

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With demand for fibre to the premises increasing, Keely Portway looks at the role training plays in ensuring installation skills remain available to meet this growing demand

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