IMC 2017: Sterlite Tech launches 5G ready solution

Sterlite Tech launched a high-speed 5G ready network solution named FlashFWD at India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2017.

Sterlite Tech today launched its innovative 5G ready network solution FlashFWD which has the highest fibre density in the most compact cable package possible.

Unveiled by Shyam Mardikar, CTO, Mobile Networks, Airtel, the new FlashFWD 5G Series solution features multi-tube single jacket ribbon optical fibre cable that combines robust performance for duct or direct buried installations, with productivity of high-count mass fusion splicing.

Highlighting this advancement during the launch, Shyam Mardikar said, “It is great to see a new high-tech solution developed in India. Sterlite Tech is doing a great job in getting the country ready for the digital revolution. 5G-readiness in India is as much about radio as about the network backhaul. As long as we are doing everything right to get the network to that level, we will be able to achieve big 5G success.”

Highlighting the breakthrough technology launch, Dr. Anand Agarwal, CEO, Sterlite Tech said, “We are happy to bring our indigenously developed 5G Ready FlashFWD solution that will enable data intensive low-latency solutions such as Cloud Computing, Augmented Reality, Driverless Cars, IoT and much more.”

The solution comes in two variants FlashFWD 864F ribbon cable with six tubes and FlashFWD 1152F ribbon cable with eight tubes – the technology proves to be an outstanding solution for high-growth, high-bandwidth demands of data centres, equipment connections with cabinets and outside plant applications.

Sharing the benefits of the new technology, Dr. Badri Gomatam, CTO, Sterlite Tech, said, “Given the need for extremely high bandwidth and low latency, our technology is disruptive as it moves from loose tube to higher fibre count ribbon cable for 5G networks. With special low-bend sensitivity, the cable provides high bandwidth and the lowest ribbon-cabled fibre loss.”

This revolutionary cable category, with over 50 times the capacity of the typical cable deployed in India, is NABL certified and complies with the latest global standards of IEC.60794 series, ANSI/ICEA S-87-640, Telcordia GR-20, ITU-T Recommendations, and is CPR approved for LSZH versions.

 

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