Sterlite Tech has added 15 million kilometres to its optical fibre cabling capacity, bringing it up to 33 million in a move which saw the board of directors approve a Rs 320 crore ($44 million) capital expenditure, which will be financed through a mix of internal accruals and debt.
Sterlite Tech has signed definitive agreements for the acquisition of Italy-based, specialised optical fibre and cable manufacturer Metallurgica Bresciana S.p.A (Metallurgica).
Sterlite Tech launched four new products spanning fronthaul and fibre to the home (FTTH) network technologies at this year’s ANGA COM in Cologne, with the unveiling of the Airblown Micro cable; Micro cable - 4mm; Micro Bullet Series Cable; and the Riser Cable.
Amongst its range of integrated silicon to software capabilities, Sterlite Tech brought to the recent OFC 2018 event its new Smarter FTTH Plug and Play kit for telecom operators and ISPs.
The new kit is designed to minimise installation time, taking it from weeks to hours, as well as reduce the need for skilled manpower for splicing and cable slack issues for telecom operators and ISPs.
Cost and compatibility can make a compelling case for pushing 100Gb/s bandwidth over a single optical channel, both as individual links and supporting 400Gb/s Ethernet, finds Andy Extance
Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G
Technological advances to aid the increasing demand for bandwidth, on the path towards the terabit network, should lead to optical signals that are flexible and adaptive, like water, argues Dr Maxim Kuschnerov