Prysmian to deliver cable for Australian inter-capital network

Created May 13, 2022
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Prysmian Group, says it will work with Australian operator Telstra, to build a state-of-the-art, inter-capital fibre network in Australia. The multi-year national fibre network project will see Telstra build a new “state-of-the-art inter-city dual fibre path” that adds up to 20,000 route km of new fibre optic terrestrial cable, boosting inter-capital capacity, as well as capacity for regional areas.

Prysmian local R&D Lab and Telstra InfraCo have developed a leading-edge optical cable system, and the Group invested to develop the next generation of high strength low loss optical cable, featuring a highly ruggedised design, made for direct ploughing enabling long distance deployment in harsh local conditions. The cable design is combined with Prysmian’s BendBright® G.657.A2 Low Loss fibre technology combining high performance with robustness. The cable has been developed and will be designed and manufactured locally at Prysmian’s factory on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Prysmian will support this project through local production of the optical cables in Dee Why, Sydney which will boost jobs and investment in local high-tech manufacturing, and the Group is investing to upgrade the plant’s capacity and capability. The deployment includes up to 20,000 kms of dual high strength optical cables combined with upgrade of the network within the Metro cities.

“There is an ever-growing demand for greater fibre capacity, enabling massive bandwidth and ultrafast data rates with lower latency. We are committed to supporting Telstra in the realisation of this project, where quality of products and innovative cabling solutions are fundamental,” commented Philippe Vanhille, EVP Telecom Division at Prysmian Group. “Our approach is to invest in understanding the challenges of our customers and to leverage on our leading innovation, in order to create the most advanced solutions for each and every use case, without ever compromising on quality and robustness,” he added.

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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.