BERLIN – Emtelle, a provider of blown fiber and ducted network solutions for the telecoms industry, launched its 24-fiber bundle solution at Broadband World Forum, presenting significant cost savings and operational benefits for telecom operators.
The new 24-fiber bundle solution forms part of Emtelle’s FibreFlow microduct system and has been launched in response to the growing pressure on operators to provide greater capacity over fiber. The solution adds extra capacity for up to 288 fibers in a 24-way tube bundle and doubles the capacity of 3.5 and 4.0mm microducts, reducing the need for so many feeder cables.
Supplying More Fiber to Networks
“FTTx is growing rapidly around the world and more and more fiber is needed in networks which is exactly why we have launched the 24-fiber solution,” said Colin Kirkpatrick, European Business Development at Emtelle. “The new 24-fiber bundle solution is going to be a game-changer for the blown fiber industry. It is going to enable operators to install a 24-fiber bundle into their existing infrastructure to feed the wider areas of their FTTH deployments. In other words, existing operators using Emtelle microducts can double their capacity overnight and halve the blowing cost per fiber.”
Emtelle’s 24-fiber bundle can be blown up to 600 meters into existing networks of underground tube bundles when using Emtelle’s GS150 blowing machine. It can be blown in either 3.5mm, 5mm or larger tubes while its low friction outer jacket allows fiber to be blown around bends effectively. This will open up further opportunities for the solution to be deployed in locations where fibre installations were previously limited due to physically challenging terrain.