Prysmian Group has expanded its FlexRibbon fiber cable family with 1728 and 3456 fiber count offerings. As with other members of the fiber-optic cable line, the new fiber cable feature MassLink with FlexRibbon Technology to minimize cable diameter.
The company targets the high-fiber-count cables at large-scale data center requirements. “As the demand for more powerful, higher-density cables continues to increase, this latest offering will be a key asset for large companies to navigate underground duct networks,” predicted Philippe Vanhille, senior vice president, Telecom Business at Prysmian Group.
The MassLink with FlexRibbon Technology enables the use of flexible fiber ribbons that can be rolled up for high packing densities or laid flat for ribbon splicing. The 1728 and 3456 fiber count FlexRibbon cables can compact to fit into 31.75-mm and 38.1-mm duct, respectively, says the company. The 1728-fiber cable offers a 21% smaller diameter (and a 38% volume reduction) versus traditional flat ribbon designs, Prysmian asserts. The cables are available with 200- and 250-micron fiber.
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