Provider of blown fibre and ducted network solutions for the telecoms industry Emtelle, has launched its 24-fibre bundle solution at Broadband World Forum. The company says the new product delivers significant cost savings and operational benefits for telecom operators
The new 24-fibre bundle solution forms part of Emtelle’s FibreFlow microduct system and has been launched in response to the growing pressure on operators to provide greater capacity over fibre. The solution adds extra capacity for up to 288 fibres in a 24-way tube bundle, and doubles the capacity of 3.5 and 4.0 mm microducts, reducing the need for so many feeder cables.
“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,” said Colin Kirkpatrick, European Business Development at Emtelle. “The new 24-fibre bundle solution is going to be a game-changer for the blown fibre industry. 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. In other words, existing operators using Emtelle microducts can double their capacity overnight and halve the blowing cost per fibre.”
Emtelle’s 24-fibre bundle can be blown up to 600 metres into existing networks of underground tube bundles when using Emtelle’s GS150 blowing machine. It can be blown in either 3.5 mm, 5 mm or larger tubes while its low friction outer jacket allows fibre to be blown around bends effectively. This is designed to open up further opportunities for the solution to be deployed in locations where fibre installations were previously limited due to physically challenging terrain.
Emtelle’s new 24-fibre bundle, and its full portfolio of blown fibre and ducted solutions, are being exhibited on Stand F111 at Broadband World Forum 2018, which is taking place at Messe, Berlin, Germany, until Thursday, 25 October.