OFC: Sterlite Tech re-engineers ribbon cable

Created March 7, 2019
Technologies and Products

Sterlite Tech has launched TruRibbon™ – Ribbon Reinvented, a fully backward compatible ribbon cable that offers the high density needed by today’s networks, with superior handling design to enable a first-time-right installation.

Sterlite Tech places the new product in the context of continually expanding data capacity requirements, with service providers, hyper-scale datacentres and others looking for ongoing innovation in fibre connectivity and cable solutions to enable speed and agility at competitive costs.

Optimised for first-time right installation, TruRibbon – Ribbon Reinvented offers a combination of five benefits, bringing time and cost saving in fibre network rollouts. These benefits are:

  • Ultra-high fibre count solution for small cells, datacentres and FTTx backhaul requirements
  • Compatibility with all legacy ribbon splicing, stripping, handling techniques and capital equipment
  • Ease of use with furcation friendly design
  • Easy identification with printable ribbons
  • Significantly reduced diameter as compared to traditional ribbon design cables.

Backward compatibility means that the solution can easily be spliced to legacy ribbon using existing equipment, avoiding the cost of new splicing equipment or a change in practices. At the same time, the new cable’s size enables smaller hand holes, contributing to significant cost reduction.

“Technology innovation and deep customer connect are at the core of everything we do, helping us innovate for customer needs. TruRibbonTM is one such innovative solution that brings massive connectivity for multiple applications, at reduced cost,” said Dr Badri Gomatam, Group CTO, Sterlite Tech. “Our TruRibbonTM product features combine to create a unique value proposition for our customers.”

TruRibbon – Ribbon Reinvented was launched at OFC 2019.

For more informatrion, visit www.sterlitetech.com/



This article was written
by John Williamson

John Williamson is a freelance telecommunications, IT and military communications journalist. He has also written for national and international media, and been a telecoms advisor to the World Bank.