Prysmian Group extends its Sirocco HD range of microduct cables to include an 864f cable. Sirocco HD cables provide world-record diameters and fibre densities for blown microduct cables. The new cable boasts 864 fibres in a diameter of 11.0mm, providing a fibre density of 9.1 fibres per mm2, and is installable into a 13mm duct.
Sirocco HD microduct cables utilise Prysmian’s BendBright-A2 200µm single-mode (ITU-T G.657.D, G.657.A2) bend-insensitive fibre, providing a solution that is ready for evolved systems, totally compatible with any already-installed legacy G652 fibre, and truly future-proof. “Bend-insensitive fibre optic cables will be crucial for the building of full-fibre networks,” said Ian Griffiths, Global R&D VP, Telecom Business at Prysmian Group. “The extreme fibre count and reduced diameter of the Sirocco HD microduct cables make installation faster and more cost-effective. The cables are also sustainable as they are designed for installation into microducts, making them easily deployable in future-fit solutions such as high-density access, FTTx and 5G networks.”
Available in fibre counts from 96 to 864 and conforming to international standards for optical and mechanical performance, the Sirocco HD cables also benefit from the use of Prysmian’s PicoTube technology, making them up to 20% smaller than previously available microduct cables. This makes it possible to install more fibres into congested duct space and enables the use of smaller ducts for new installations, resulting in lower installation costs and the use of less raw materials. The reduced diameters and increased fibre densities not only provide cost savings to telecom network owners and builders but allow them to reduce carbon and environmental footprints to meet sustainability goals and requirements.
With these cables, Prysmian Group continues to prove that it truly is a global manufacturer that leverages its worldwide knowledge and capabilities to respond to the always-growing technological challenges that its customers are facing. Sirocco HD product enhancements show the Group’s commitment to responding to the evolving market needs and offering a scalable, high-density, physically compact, and easily deployable future-fit solution.
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