180-micron fiber microcables blend bend insensitivity with backward compatibility

April 21, 2023
STL says its new 180-micron G657 A2 fiber yields microcables able to fit in 8-mm ducts that combine superior bend insensitivity characteristics with backward compatibility to ease deployments.

STL (NSE: STLTECH) has used this month's FTTH Conference 2023 (Apr. 18-20) in Madrid, Spain, to unveil its new 180-micron optical fiber.

As reported by CI&M's Endeavor Business Media sibling publication, Lightwave, STL says its new 180-micron G657 A2 fiber offers both bend insensitivity and backwards compatibility to ease deployment. The company displayed a 288-fiber microcable in its FTTH Conference booth that can be deployed in 8-mm ducts.

The cable manufacturer asserts the slimmer fiber will enable network operators to deploy more fiber in limited duct space, which will reduce costs and deployment times.

Regarding the need for such microcable, Jitendra Balakrishnan, CTO-Optical Networking at STL, observed:

“If it's a problem for the end customers, operators, or installers - it's a problem worth solving for us. We need to make extremely smart use of the limited duct space in high- and medium-density areas, for rollouts to be fast and cost-effective. Our product is going to deliver just that.”

Read the full story at Lightwave.

Produced by FTTH Council Europe, the following video presents highlights from this week's FTTH Conference 2023 in Madrid.

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