STL (Sterlite Technologies Ltd.; NSE: STRTECH) has unveiled Stellar Fibre, which it touts as a universal fiber. Stellar Fibre offers ITU-T G.657.A2 bend insensitivity but with a mode field diameter the size of ITU-T G.652.D fiber. Stellar Fibre thus offers bend insensitivity alongside compatibility with legacy fibers, STL asserts.
The combination of ITU-T G.657.A2 performance and compatibility with legacy fibers makes Stellar Fibre a good choice for extending current networks as well as provisioning new networks, from fiber to the X (FTTx) through metro and long haul, STL asserts. "We believe Stellar Fibre is an ideal product for the network operators of today who endeavor to provide their customers with new-age, enhanced experience,” stated Ankit Agarwal, CEO-Connectivity Solutions, STL. “Dense and deep fiber networks is the need of the hour and we hope Stellar Fibre can work as a cornerstone in making this transformation happen."
STL adds that Stellar Fibre's geometry ensures minimal splice loss and promotes proper installation. Simulations at the company’s Centre of Excellence suggest that use of the fiber can increase a fiber-optic networks lifetime by 10 years or more as well, thanks to its resilience to cuts and accidental bends.
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