Prysmian offers 576-fiber Sirocco Extreme fiber cables with 180-µm fiber

Dec. 20, 2021
The cables leverage Prysmian’s BendBrightXS 180-µm single-mode fiber.

Prysmian Group now offers a 576-fiber version of its Sirocco Extreme blown microduct fiber cables. The cables leverage Prysmian’s BendBrightXS 180-µm single-mode fiber.

The use of the 180-µm fiber enables the fiber cable to accommodate the 576 fibers in a diameter of 8.2 mm, which translates to a fiber density of 10.9 fibers per square millimeter. Technicians can therefore install the cable in a 10-mm duct.

The BendBrightXS 180-µm single-mode fiber complies with ITU-T G.657.D and G.657.A2 to provide bend insensitivity. It can be spliced with any standard fiber.

“Bend-insensitive fiber-optic cables are a crucial part of the world’s shift towards flexible and reliable connectivity,” said Ian Griffiths, director R&D, Telecom Business at Prysmian Group. “With their extreme fiber count and reduced diameter, Sirocco Extreme microduct cables make installations faster and more cost-effective. Designed for installation into microducts, they are ideally suited for blowing in high-density access, FTTx, and 5G networks.”

With the addition of the new cable, the Sirocco Extreme line includes cables with fiber counts from 192 to 576 and conforming to international standards for optical and mechanical performance. The fiber cables also benefit from Prysmian’s PicoTube technology, which the company asserts makes them up to 15% smaller than Sirocco HD microduct cables.

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