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For many years, HUBER+SUHNER products, systems and services have made a significant contribution to the expansion and development of global mobile communications, fixed networks and data centre infrastructure. High-quality components and customer-specific solutions have guaranteed perfectly functioning connections whether electrical, optical or wireless.

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LC-QR connector from R&M offers higher packing density

R&M, the Swiss provider of network cabling systems, has launched a new variant of the LC fibre-optic connector, designed to enable high-density in the rack. Called LC-QR – the QR stands for quick release – the new connector has a simple push-pull mechanism to release the connector.

Conventional LC connectors are unlocked via a clip on the back of the plug. This mechanism restricts packing density in the patch panels because a gap must be maintained between the plugs so that the clip remains accessible for unlocking.

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AFL unveils high-fibre-count tactical micro-cable

AFL says its new micro-tactical fibre-optic cable combines the ruggedness of military tactical cable designs with the ultra-high fibre density of AFL’s micro-cable technology.

Designed for rapid deployment in networks that require high mechanical performance specifications, AFL’s micro-tactical cable combines ruggedness with ultra-high fibre density. The military-grade cable withstands high tensile loads, severe crushing forces, repeated impacts and extreme temperatures.

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Sticklers introduces CleanBlast fluid for automated cleaning of fibre end-faces

Cleaning specialist MicroCare Europe will start offering CleanBlast-compatible fibre cleaning fluid from Viavi Solutions, now packaged by its Sticklers fibre-optic cleaning brand.

The fluid itself is a non-flammable hydrofluoroether (HFE) blend. The chemistry of this product is engineered for the automated, high-speed cleaning of fibre end-faces using the CleanBlast systems manufactured by Viavi Solutions.

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Sumitomo Electric launches 3456-fibre ribbon cables

Sumitomo Electric Industries has released a new series of ultra-high-fibre-count ribbon cables to meet the growing need for high fibre density in data centres. The new cables are available in fibre counts of 1152, 1728, and 3456.

The highest-fibre-count cable accommodates 3456 fibres in an outer diameter of 34mm while withstanding bending in any direction, and thus allows for easy installation in a 2-inch duct space.

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AFL launches TITAN RTD FTTx system for faster deployment

AFL has introduced the TITAN RTD FTTx system, a pre-terminated cabling system that allows for quick and easy subscriber connections anywhere in the outside plant (OSP) network.

The unique product set features AFL TRIDENT hardened fibre-optic connectors and TITAN RTD multiport fibre terminals. The sealed and rugged design of both products provides long-term reliability and allows the products to be placed anywhere in the network – underground, in pedestals, on poles, or on aerial strand or ADSS cables.

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OFS unveils TeraWave SCUBA Ocean optical fibre

OFS used last week’s OFC exhibition in Anaheim, California, to introduce TeraWave SCUBA Ocean optical fibre, which is optimised for 100Gb/s optical transmission and above in submarine cable systems.

Using a combination of the industry’s largest effective area, excellent cabling performance in the C- and L-bands, and low attenuation, the new fibre enables reliable coherent transmission at 100Gb/s and beyond over transoceanic distances at the highest channel counts, the company claims.

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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

Analysis and opinion
Analysis and opinion
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Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G

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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 and Dr Yin Wang