Prysmian Group extends Sirocco HD cable range

Created January 24, 2023
Technologies and Products

Prysmian Group has extended its Sirocco HD range of microduct cables to include an 864 fibre cable. Sirocco HD cables provide world record diameters and fibre densities for blown microduct cables with a diameter of 11.0mm, providing a fibre density of 9.1 fibres per mm2, and can be installed into a 13mm duct. Prysmian says its Sirocco HD microduct range utilises its BendBright-A2 200µm single-mode (ITU-T G.657.D, G.657.A2) bend insensitive fibre, providing a solution that is ready for evolved systems, and is compatible with any legacy G652 fibre.

Available in fibre counts from 96 to 864 and conforming to international standards for optical and mechanical performance, the Sirocco HD cables also benefit from the use of Prysmian’s PicoTube technology making them up to 20% smaller than previously available microduct cables. This makes it possible to install more fibres into congested duct space and enables the use of smaller ducts for new installations, resulting in lower installation costs and the use of less raw materials. The reduced diameters and increased fibre densities not only provide cost savings to telecom networks owners and builders but allow them to reduce carbon and environmental footprints to meet sustainability goals and requirements.

“Bend-insensitive fibre optic cables will be crucial for the building of full fibre networks” said Ian Griffiths, Global R&D VP, Telecom Business at Prysmian Group. “The extreme fibre count and reduced diameter of the Sirocco HD microduct cables make installation faster and more cost effective. The cables are also sustainable as they are designed for installation into microducts, making them easily deployable in future-fit solutions such as high-density access, FTTx and 5G networks.”

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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.