New direct buried blown fibre connectors from John Guest

Created October 5, 2020
Technologies and Products

John Guest, part of the Reliance Worldwide Corporation®, has launched a range of ultra-transparent Direct Buried Blown Fibre Straight Connectors. Designed to ensure successful microduct installations under the toughest conditions, the company says the range of plastic push-fit fittings addresses key challenges faced by the rapidly expanding fibre networks across the UK. The new connectors feature ultra-transparent fitting, 30J impact resistance and patented technology to ensure uninterrupted smooth fibre passage.

Phil Lacey, Specialty Sales Director at RWC, said, “There is a huge demand for reliable data and bandwidth, even more so as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. With our new range of connectors, we are uniquely placed to support this rapidly growing sector. Our new JG Blown Fibre Direct Buried range, designed and manufactured in the UK, is built to withstand harsh underground conditions and rigorous civil engineering practices. It offers faster deployment speeds and helps to achieve successful installation first time.”

The new range of connectors feature an integral collet locking mechanism, which can be locked and unlocked with a simple rotation to ensure secure connection each time. Completely tool-free to connect and disconnect, it makes installations much faster than ever. And the fittings’ transparent body allows engineers to easily check that the microduct connection has been secured. The JG Blown Fibre Direct Buried range is available in 7 to 20mm sizes.

“Having developed the first push-fit fitting for use in blown fibre and cable pressurisation systems over three decades ago, our new JG Blown Fibre Direct Buried range continues our journey to shape the future of FTTH/FTTP installations,” says Lacey. “In the years to come, we will see a major overhaul in existing fibre cabling and infrastructure, not just to offer faster internet speeds but to meet ever-growing technology needs. Our new fittings will act as a game changer in simplifying installations by making them faster, reducing connection or snagging issues and providing long-term reliability.”

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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.