Project name: Deployment of high speed broadband in MDU (Multiple Dwelling Units)
Location: Spain, Turin, Andorra, France
Company/client: Tyco Electronics
Tratos’ FTTH optical cables, specially designed for use inside buildings to connect individual properties, have found favour amongst telecom utilities across Europe.
More people live in MDUs (Multiple Dwelling Units) than any other type of home, with more than 680 million apartment homes worldwide, representing 35% of all homes. In Europe this number is about 50% and in larger European cities more than 70% of people live in MDUs.
Cable manufacturer Tratos partnered with Tyco Electronics to launch a new series of FTTH optical cables especially designed for use inside buildings to connect individual properties.
Optimised for brownfield construction networks, the new FTTH cables run vertically from the bottom to the top of the building, and one or more of the cables in the bundle can be branched off at any point and connected to the end user. A reduced amount of connectivity points (splices, connectors) reduces the installation time, minimising disruption for residents.
The cables themselves are highly flexible, even with the added protective reinforcement designed into the cable, allowing the horizontal drop cables to be easily pulled through existing ducts without any damage. Their small diameter and miniaturised cable accessories makes them suitable for installation in small conduits and building floor access points.
Tratos’ FTTH cables provide a simple flexible solution for many different installation systems, including using compressed air to blow into pre-installed tubes, and for many different building types.