Hancock Telecom selects OFS' AllWave FLEX ZWP fiber for FTTH

NOVEMBER 21, 2008 -- Hancock Telecom, the first incumbent telephone company in Indiana to FTTH, is using OFS' AllWave FLEX ZWP fiber in all of its cable and connectivity products going forward.Â

NOVEMBER 21, 2008 -- Hancock Telecom, the first incumbent telephone company in Indiana to provide fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), is using OFS' (search for OFS) AllWave FLEX ZWP fiber in all of its cable and connectivity products going forward. 

Hancock Telecom began its deployment in 2002 and now offers triple-play services, including voice, data, and IPTV for less than one hundred dollars per month. Hancock says it uses AllWave FLEX ZWP fiber to connect businesses and residences in the City of Greenfield, IN, and surrounding areas.

"Working with a single vendor and single premium fiber, AllWave FLEX ZWP fiber, end to end, throughout our OSP and CO network has made our FTTH rollout in Central Indiana seamless and allowed us to take advantage of 50% more of the spectrum for future DWDM-PON applications," reports George Plisinski II, senior fiber technician, Hancock Telecom. "AllWave FLEX Jumpers have solved our high attenuation issue when splicing to drop at the house and relieved us of fiber breakage problems incurred with other suppliers' fibers," he adds.

"Our AllWave fiber is ideal for use in Hancock's FTTH network," contends Bill Kloss, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Americas for OFS. "The fiber is specifically designed to lower overall network cost, while increasing overall efficiency, and could save Hancock up to 40 percent in overall network costs."

According to OFS, AllWave FLEX ZWP singlemode fiber is the first Zero Water Peak G.652D fiber to offer outstanding bend performance for FTTH, enterprise networks, or any application where small bend diameters may be encountered.

AllWave FLEX ZWP Fiber maintains very low bending loss across the full usable spectrum of wavelengths from 1260 to 1625 nm, say company representatives. It can be coiled into a 20-mm diameter loop with < 0.5-dB incurred loss at 1625 nm and < 0.2-dB incurred loss at 1550 nm--five times better bending performance than conventional singlemode and leading LWP fibers, says OFS. AllWave FLEX ZWP Fiber also helps improve cable performance in demanding high-stress and low-temperature environments by providing double the microbending performance of conventional singlemode fibers.


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