Draka UC Fibre upgrades SM fibre to G.657.A1

Created September 11, 2020
Technologies and Products

Prysmian-owned Draka has upgraded its Universal Cabling Fibre offering from G.652.D fibre to the G.657.A1 profile. Draka says bend-insensitive fibre optic cables are a crucial part of the UK’s shift towards flexible and ultra-reliable fibre connectivity and this upgrade allows Draka to continue to make cables in ever increasing fibre counts including 432 fibre Cca, with reduced diameters.

The company says a bend-insensitive G.657.A1 fibre loses only 0.2 dB when twisted twice around a pencil, whereas a ‘regular’ fibre loses up to 11 dB. On the other hand, this upgraded SM fibre comes with a standard step index profile not assisted by additional structures in the cladding. This ensures full compatibility in any existing network application and peace of mind to its operators.

Leigh Buckwell (pictured), technical sales manager for Draka comments, “Draka continues to incorporate Prysmian Group’s technologies into the Universal Cabling System.  This is another milestone in positioning Draka UC as the technology leader in optical fibre here in the UK. At Draka, we develop optimised cable systems built on BendBrightXS fibre technology. This ensures a scalable solution for our customers: one that’s high-density, physically compact, and easily deployable for a future-fit solution.”

For more information, visit www.drakauk.com


This article was written
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.