Emtelle eases FTTx installations with flexible burial solution

Created May 1, 2019
Technologies and Products

Emtelle, a manufacturer of blown fibre, cabling and ducted network solutions has today announced the launch of a flexible direct burial solution – FibreFlow™ WEBFLEX, designed to simplify branching microducts when rolling-out Fibre-to-the-x (FTTx) networks.

FibreFlow™ WEBFLEX is a flexible and easily accessible direct burial tube bundle, designed for installation using conventional and micro-trenching technology. Consisting of 12 microducts joined together in a branch formation, the solution’s design makes it easy to strip and branch the desired microduct with minimal disruption or risk of damage to the remaining microducts.

Emtelle says this eliminates the need for connectors which are typically required during branching, whilst enabling fast and easy sheath stripping, reducing the number of failure points throughout the network. FibreFlow™ WEBFLEX also reduces the amount of waste compared to other ‘break and branch connector solutions’, as no extra drop ducts are required, meaning installers can utilise much more of the tubes within the bundle.

“We are constantly growing our technology portfolio in response to the rising demand for FTTx networks and our new FibreFlow™ WEBFLEX is the perfect addition, providing operators with a flexible and easy-to-use direct burial solution. We’ve specifically tailormade this design as a result of listening to some of the occasional difficulties operators experience during installs,” said Scott Modha, International Business Development at Emtelle (pictured). “In an ever-crowded market place, we are continuing to introduce the latest and most dynamic solutions to aid our customer’s FTTx projects, whilst reducing their operational costs and on-going expenses. We are currently carrying out live trials of the solution in the UK, Middle East and USA and so far, customers’ expectations of this new solution have been met.”

FibreFlow™ WEBFLEX can be laid in an open trench and installed into a micro trench using an Emtelle Vertex product for maximum microduct capacity. Or, by combining the solution with Emtelle’s Multifu system – where fibres are pre-installed – during the installation, tubes can be broken and branched, or they can be branched in future by pulling the fibre back.

“It truly is a unique solution for direct burial installations. Its clearly visible design offers easy identification of the desired microduct and with an easy-to-use, safe tool for stripping and branching, plus the benefit of removing the need for connectors at each branching point, we look forward to seeing our Fibreflow™ WEBFLEX in action and the value it can bring in enhancing customers’ installs,” commented Modha.

Emtelle will showcase its full range of blown fibre and microduct solutions, at Booth A11, Hall 7, at ANGA COM 2019, in Cologne, Germany, which takes place from Tuesday, June 4th until Thursday, June 6th.

For more information, visit www.emtelle.com

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.