STL launched the Celesta Ribbon Optical Fibre Cable, an intelligently bonded ribbon, during FTTH Europe Virtual Conference 2020. With Celesta, STL continues to deliver innovative solutions to build next-gen networks in India and across the world.
Networks today are changing with new imperatives like densification, deep fiberisation, vendor neutrality and edge computing. To stay ahead of this unprecedented change and increasing data demand, operators need to roll out future-ready, high capacity networks, at a fast pace. This translates into a need to put more fibre in the already available duct infrastructure and requires considerable de-skilling of field installations, to speed up deployments.
To address the need for deep fiberisation and to speed up the network roll-out process, STL designed the Celesta Ribbon Cable. It is a high-density optical fibre cable with a capacity of up to 6912 optical fibres. This innovative design combines robust performance for duct installations with the productivity of high-count mass fusion splicing. The result is a 26% slimmer cable as compared to traditional loose tube cables with the same fibre count. Its compact, blow optimised design allows for efficient duct space utilization, enabling operators to install up to 2000 meters of cable in less than one hour’s time. This, combined with a host of new features like bend insensitive G.657.A2 fibre, contra helical binding, and gel-free water blocking, makes Celesta a truly installer friendly cable.
With Celesta, network operators can reduce roll-out time, optimise duct space utilisation, reduce the size of passive network infrastructure and improve network performance resulting in as much as 32% savings in the overall investment, thereby enabling them to roll out 5G future-ready networks efficiently.
Commenting about Celesta, Phill Coppin, Associate Vice President – Technology, Connectivity Solutions STL, said, “We believe Celesta Ribbon Optical Fibre Cable is an ideal product for the new normal, which will be characterised by accelerated network roll outs and seamless user experience. STL has been a pioneer when it comes to introducing the latest technologies in fibre networks. As the world moves towards unprecedented fiberisation, we will continue to build exciting and innovative products for powering the next generation of digital networks.