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.
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