Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 49 - Page 66

INTELLIGENT BRANDS // Cabling

Digital Transformation can be powered with bend-insensitive fibre optic cables

Today , optical networks need to be adaptable to meet ever-increasing data demands with advancements such as 5G , Internet of Things ( IoT ) and Artificial Intelligence ( AI ). In its latest Industry Insight , Prysmian Group emphasised that to support the evolution of these new technologies , it ’ s crucial that the capacity of optical networks are increased accordingly .

Bend-insensitive fibre optic cables play a crucial role in future-proofing networks for reliable and flexible connectivity . With an extreme fibre count and reduced diameter , the cables also make installations faster and more cost-effective . Prysmian Group ’ s BendBrightXS fibres can provide the necessary standard of cable density and can support the necessary fibre spectrum demanded by new PON technologies .
The fibres minimise the losses that are linked to macro and microbends , optimise operational costs and increase the network lifespan due to a higher repair resilience .
“ BendBrightXS fibres support the full use of transmission bands , covering the entire wavelength spectrum . This is increasingly important when future-proofing higher capacity networks , which will likely operate outside of present standard ranges ,” said Philippe Vanhille , Prysmian Group Executive Vice President , Telecom Business . “ This data transmission solution enables a safe , connected and powered future for all .”
With the demand for data continuing to increase , fibre networks are becoming more dynamic , crowded and limited for space . Therefore , fibre bends are increasingly likely to occur . Preventing this is a crucial component of high-performing optical networks as bends in fibres can result in power leakages .
Prysmian Group ’ s cabling solutions can help network operators stay ahead of the competition and future-proof networks , saving time , money and space . BendBrightXS cable systems secure all frequency bands and will ensure maximum potential from optical networks .
“ Network operators must prepare for future data demands now , ahead of the foreseen surge in required connectivity ,” said Vanhille . “ Scalability , profitability and space-saving solutions are essential to ensure that operators are ready to power the world of tomorrow , today .” p
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