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.
Officially revealed at the show by guest Joshua Streitz, head supply chain, post Luxembourg, at ANGA COM, the Airblown 2.6mm 24F Micro cable using 200 micron fibre technology is designed to enhance airblown installation for fibre to the point (FTTx) drop for deployments in congested areas and metro applications, supporting installation in micro trenches along roads and pavements. Designed to provide optimum balance of stiffness and flexibility, the cable can fit into limited 5/3.5mm ducts and reach longer blowing distances, compared to other blown cables available in the market.
The company says that the new 24F (4 x 6F) Micro cable - 4mm is the industry smallest multi-tube micro cable with easy drop and mid-span access. Unveiled by Sean Pillans, head of power and access infrastructure at Liberty Global, the cable is designed for use in airblown installations for FTTx feeder and drop and can be used for existing and new duct systems. Using compressed air in pre-installed micro ducts, the cable can accommodate more fibres in a given subduct and can be blown up to 2km for long distance links.
The 288F Micro Bullet Series Cable was presented by Phill Coppin, head - global application engineering at Sterlite Tech. It is the latest addition to the Bullet Series and is designed to re-engineer tube material for optimum cable packing efficiency - reducing approximately 10 per cent of the cable weight and size, enabling up to 50 per cent faster installation in a 14/18mm sub-duct.
Georges Majerus, senior planner - fibre networks at LuxConnect, announced the indoor Riser Cable, which provides an easy deployment for riser applications in multi-storey buildings complying to the industry CPR fire performance standards with classification B2ca-s1, d1. This cable allows set fibres to be broken out at floor level without the need to access the entire cable.
Speaking at the ANGA COM product launch, head of sales, Abhishek Sandhir said: ‘Europe is really close to our group strategy and you will see that our partnerships are growing stronger and stronger. Innovation is a way of life – we are constantly working on products and solutions to help customers roll out faster, cheaper and better.’