Corning Launches New Fiber Offering for Telecom Operators to Build 5G Networks, Telecom News, ET Telecom
The product will enable a seamless upgrade of optical infrastructure, enabling cost-effective network deployment, as the new fiber offering delivers 10 times the macro-bend resilience of G.652.D fibers and seven times the macro-bend resilience of G. 657.A1. according to an official statement.
This will provide the dense, high fiber count cables needed to meet the demands of high capacity networks, he said.
SMF-28 Contour fiber is ITU-T G.657.A2 fiber. This will minimize the splice loss patch work which will result in a 50% faster installation, the statement adds, noting that the new fiber offers both G.657.A2 bend protection and an in-field diameter. 9.2 micron mode in the same product.
SMF-28 Contour fiber seeks to enable a larger FTTH subscriber base and greater revenue potential due to its low attenuation which provides 10% longer range in all networks and access network coverage up to 20% wider, while bend loss protection enables up to twice the network range in new long-wavelength fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) systems, in accordance with the statement.
SMF-28 Contour fiber is available in a standard 242 micron configuration and a smaller 190 micron configuration.
“Operators today are looking to deploy future-ready networks as efficiently as possible, often in densely wired environments, and we have designed this new product to meet those needs. Fifty years after Corning scientists invented the first low-loss optical fiber, we are proud to contribute to a new era of industry growth and network transformation, ”said Bernhard Deutsch, vice president and general manager general of Corning Optical Fiber and Cable.