Draka Communications – Americas, one of the leading North American producers of fiber optic cable, today announced the release of a new optical fiber cable product for use in FTTH MDU applications. Draka ezINTERCONNECT™ Ruggedized Indoor cables, available in standard and heavy-duty designs, will provide a robust solution to address all potential installation challenges expected in MDU applications. Both cable designs utilize Draka’s BendBright-XS™ bend-insensitive single-mode optical fiber, which is the first and only all-glass fiber on the market that meets and exceeds the stringent ITU-T G.657.B standard bending requirements while maintaining backward compatibility with existing single-mode fibers (ITU-T G.652.D).
Updating the last mile in America’s telecommunications networks with high-bandwidth, direct fiber-optic connections to homes and businesses will deliver substantial environmental benefits in the short term–outweighing the environmental costs of deployment in as little as six years, claims a study released by the consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
Draka Communications, a leader in fiber and fiber cable solutions, today notified its customer base about an upcoming price increase for fiber optic cables containing steel components, including armor.