Blown fibre and ducted network solutions provider, Emtelle has revealed a new 24-fibre bundle solution at Broadband World Forum 2018 in Berlin.
The new launch forms part of the company’s FibreFlow microduct system and has been introduced in response to growing pressure on operators to provide greater capacity over fibre. It adds extra capacity for up to 288 fibres in a 24-way tube bundle and doubles the capacity of 3.5 and 4.0mm microducts, which reduces the need for so many feeder cables.
The 24-fibre bundle can be blown up to 600m into existing networks of underground tube bundles when using Emtelle’s GS150 blowing machine. It can be blown in either 3.5mm, 5mm or larger tubes while its low friction outer jacket allows fibre to be blown around bends effectively. This will open up further opportunities for the solution to be deployed in locations where fibre installations may previously have been limited due to physically challenging terrain.
Commenting on the launch, Colin Kirkpatrick, European business development at Emtelle said: ‘FTTx is growing rapidly around the world and more and more fibre is needed in networks, which is exactly why we have launched the 24-fibre solution. It is going to enable operators to install a 24-fibre bundle into their existing infrastructure to feed the wider areas of their FTTH deployments.’