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Fujikura Aids FTTH Rollout with New Bend-Resistant Fiber

Mar 14, 2007 8:00 AM


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Fujikura Europe, a manufacturer of fiber-optic equipment and cables, has brought fiber to the home (FTTH) one stage closer with the launch of a new bend-resistant fiber. The product – FutureGuide SR7.5 – has a minimum bend radius of just 7.5mm, making it one of the most flexible fibers in the world, according to Fujikura.

Available in a MageTsuyo SR7.5 patch cord, the fiber is flexible and highly durable. When twisted or bent the fiber returns to its original condition without any deformation or marking on the sheath.

The fiber can be manipulated in the same way as electrical or telephone cable to deliver high-bandwidth communications directly into the home or office environment. The qualities of this fiber have also allowed Fujikura to develop a number of new, smaller, more space-efficient closures, including connector plugs and sockets.

“Optical fiber offers the bandwidth required to bring applications such as IPTV and online gaming into people’s homes,” says Grant Ogilvie at Fujikura Europe. “Fujikura has taken its experience of fiber rollout in Japan—the most advanced FTTx market in the world—and has developed a product that can stand up to the rigours of the home and office. European incumbent operators are now looking at FTTx as a means of deploying the services their customers are demanding. Fujikura’s fiber offers them the flexibility and durability to bring optical fiber not only to the curb, but right into customers’ living rooms."

For more information, visit www.fujikura.co.uk.



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