Three companies, one solution to speed up fibre installation

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The recent ANGA COM event saw three companies announce a new collaboration, designed to help operators speed up fibre installation.

Emtelle, HellermannTyton and Senko Advanced Components made the reveal at the Emtelle booth on day one, when representatives from each company spoke about the collaboration and the benefits of the new solution, FibreTap.

FibreTap is a pre-connectorised plug and play solution designed for overhead and underground use. It is non-splice, which means that installation speed is reduced and time is saved at the customer drop through its plug and play connection method. It is designed so that minimal training is required to install, and maximum opportunity is offered for high quality fibre connections. The ruggedised design ensures optimum protection of the cable and connection.

The companies kept the project under wraps while work was under way on designing and testing the solution to ensure it offers maximum benefit to operators. Speaking at the launch event, chief executive officer at Emtelle Tony Rodgers said: ‘We have been working on this for the last six months. It has been tested and developed to meet all the standards for the global market.’

Emtelle provided the pre-connectorised 5/2mm and 6/3.2mm universal drop cable with 2-8 G657A2 fibres pre-installed, while HellermannTyton provided a specially designed Optical Network Terminator (ONT) closure, as well as a new IP68-rated fibre plug and play adapter block for pole or chamber installations. Senko provided an LC blown fibre type connector, a mechanical splice alternative solution for the ONT, as well as a bespoke version of its compact IP connector for plug and play solutions. Together the contributions create FibreTap.

Rodgers added: ‘Working together, combining our experience and our manufacturing and testing facilities, has allowed us to maximise our design and testing efforts to ensure our new ruggedised drop solution really is ‘plug and play’.’

Matthew Hunter, managing director at HellermannTyton added: ‘It made logical sense to partner with Emtelle and Senko to create such a solution, due to our long-standing relationships and 180+ years’ experience between us. To pre-connectorise our well-renowned closures to Emtelle’s quality cable with Senko’s ruggedised connector, makes a complete solution that helps installers worldwide on making fibre installations quicker, easier and more effective.’

Concluded Miguel Miyamoto, general manager at Senko Euro: ‘It’s been great to combine three world leaders in their own right that have three individually great components into one exceptional solution for the FTTX market. We’re truly excited to see this solution growing to become the go-to solution for operators worldwide.’

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