Pressure Can Reduce Transmission loss of Glass Fibers

Researchers suggest that putting an adequate amount of pressure on silica glass during the glass manufacturing state will reduce the attenuation of the resulting optical fibers. Researches conducted by Penn State and AGC Inc. in Japan reveal that the silica glass used for the fiber would have less signal loss if it were manufactured under high pressure. Attenuation is the…

Stadtwerke Landau Deploys Prysmian’s 180µm Optical Fiber Cable in Germany

A Germany Utility service company Stadtwerke Landau A.d. Isar has deployed the world’s first fiber optic cable incorporating 180µm optical fibers supplied by Prysmian Group. This is a historical moment for all working in the field of fiber optics as this would set a new trend in the industry and new norms for the production and manufacturing of cables, components, connectivity devices, standardization, test, and measurement.

Prysmian Launches Cables Made of Recycled Plastic Material

Prysmian has launched the first fiber-optic network with cables made from 90% recycled plastic materials that have a record reduced diameter. The innovative solution — to be used by KPN in a pilot project — allows major savings in the use of raw materials and reduced CAPEX. Prysmian, in a press release, announced its support to the Dutch operator KPN…

Prysmian Introduces World’s First 180µm Fiber Cable for FTTx and 5G Networks

Optical fibers are getting smaller and smaller to the deployment challenges raised by the applications. As telecom operators also started looking for high fiber count cables in reduced diameters, optical fiber and cable manufacturers have been investing in research and development to realize smaller fibers and cables. Prysmian becomes the first company to release a portfolio of cables that make use of optical fibers having a diameter of 180µm (micrometers). These cables will be deployed for FTTx and 5G networks.