DSM Boosts Fiber Count

Coating technology allows around a third more fiber to be installed in network access ducts and reduces need for digging new trenches

May 27, 2010

1 Min Read

ELGIN, Ill. -- The newest generation of optical fiber coatings from DSM Desotech, the global leader in fiber coating technology, is helping telecom operators make important savings by enabling at least 30% more fiber to be installed in access network ducts—the pipes that carry telecommunication cables to end-users in urban areas. This enabling of deployments in access network ducts reduces the investment needed for digging new trenches and accelerates payback time, potentially increasing ROI for operators by 30%.

“DeSolite Supercoatings™ are engineered for low microbend sensitivity, which facilitates the reduction of coating thickness resulting in increasing a compact cable’s fiber count by more than 30%”, said Steve Schmid, DSM Director, Fiber Optic Materials R&D.

“With governments increasingly looking to high speed broadband access to deliver social and economic value, we are seeing more and more interest from telecom operators in large-scale Fiber-to the-Home deployments, said Jan-Willem Leclercq, Vice President Marketing & Business Development Draka Communications. Now, with our BendBright-Technology and our ColorLock-XS coating technology leveraging DeSolite Supercoatings, density in compact cable designs can be increased by up to 30%, hence the ROI equation for telecom operators is more clear-cut than ever.”

Royal DSM N.V.

Subscribe and receive the latest news from the industry.
Join 62,000+ members. Yes it's completely free.

You May Also Like