Prysmian to Supply Fiber Optic Cables to Intercapital Fibre Network in Australia


Prysmian announced in a press release that it will work with Telstra in Australia to build a new state-of-the-art intercapital fiber optic cable network in the country.

The national fiber optic network project is a multi-year project which will see Telstra build a new state-of-the-art inter-city redundant (dual) route that adds up to 20,000 cable route kilometers of new fiber optic terrestrial cable, boosting inter-capital capacity, as well as capacity for regional areas.

Telstra had selected Prysmian for its project as fiber cable supply partner. Prysmian and Telstra InfraCo undertook the development of a leading-edge optical fiber cable system, leveraging on Prysmian’s local R&D Lab.

Prysmian Group invested to develop the next generation of high strength low loss optical fiber cable, featuring a highly ruggedised design, made for direct ploughing enabling long distance deployment in harsh local conditions. The state-of-the-art cable design is combined with Prysmian’s BendBright® G.657.A2 Low Loss fiber technology combining high performance with robustness.

Prysmian says it’s cable has been customized to meet Australia’s unique environmental conditions and will be designed and manufactured locally at Prysmian’s factory in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Prysmian will support this project through local production of the optical fiber 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 fiber cables combined with upgrade of the network within the Metro cities.

There is an ever-growing demand for greater fiber capacity, enabling massive bandwidth and ultrafast data rates with lower latency.

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