Choosing fibres

Your most important decision is your choice of fibre. Cables are designed to protect the fibre and ensure it meets environmental, handling and stress loads for a very long time. When choosing fibre, you are also choosing performance, quality and functionality. The latest evolution is glass fibre.

Low attenuation from 1285 to 1625 nm
All single mode fibres according to ITU-T Rec G.652D and ITU-T Rec G.657.xx have low attenuation from around 1285 up to just over 1625 nm. This means you can use not only the 1310, 1550 and 1625 nm wavelengths for transfer transmission, but also large parts of the wavelengths in between. For example, if wavelength multiplexing (DWDM/CWDM) is used, these fibres cope perfectly. This is already normal in the backhaul and backbone of fibre networks. Standardisation is also under way for use in access networks. With our single mode fibre, you’re prepared for the future.

Our fibre also has low PMD values; a particularly important feature for transport transmission over long distances.

ColorLock – bright colours that won’t fade away
Originally all fibre was transparent, then later it was painted with the required colour. Our fibre utilises a new technology where the colour is directly integrated into the outer coating of the fibre. The biggest advantages of this lie in the bright, clear colours which don’t fade and the better flexural properties of the fibre. This results in easier installation and documentation. At the same time, the fibres are more durable and last longer.