Prysmian Group unveils its RetractaNetXS solution at FTTH Council Europe

Prysmian Group unveils its RetractaNetXS solution at FTTH Council Europe

Prysmian Group is showcasing its RetractaNetXS direct buried retractable cable  at this week’s FTTH Council Europe Conference which takes place in London on 19-21 of February.

RetractaNetXS is an outdoor underground solution ideally suited for FTTH deployments. It employs specially manufactured retractable cable from the optical distribution point splice closure to the customer premises. The RetractaNetXS Solution for OSP applications employs a breakthrough direct buried RetractaCable that is filled with small fibre modules. These modules are designed to be cut at one point in the network and retracted to another where they can be fed or blown through microducts directly to the customer premises.

Several successful pilot projects using the product have already been launched by Prysmian Group and its partners including Reggefiber, VolkerWessels Telecom, Jelcer Networks, Deutsche Glasfaser and BAM. The projects demonstrate that the ambitious fibre roll out goals set by the EU Digital Agenda may be easier to meet than anticipated.

With the physical properties and technical specifications of RetractaNetXS, ducts can be installed at a depth of 30cm instead of the normal 60 or 120cm, making it possible to lay 600m of fibre a day, limit public inconvenience and significantly reduce CO2 output.

Prysmian Group is Gold Sponsor at the FTTH Conference, the world’s largest Fibre to the Home event, held in London’s ExCel Exhibition Centre. The company is exhibiting on booth G13 and has a number of speakers at the conference.

For more information about the event or for details of the programme visit: www.ftthcouncil.eu

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