Project name: Deployment of high speed broadband in MDU (Multiple Dwelling Units)
Location: Spain, Turin, Andorra, France
Company/client: Tyco Electronics
Tratos and Tyco Electronics cooperation
The UK leading 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.
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.
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.
Did you know?
According to Openreach, Full Fibre Networks connect end users directly to the service providers network by fibre optic cable. This technology means that your connection will be capable of delivering speeds of up to 1GBps – ready for all your needs today and into the future.
Being connected to full fibre networks brings significant economic, social and environmental benefits including:
- boosting productivity
- bringing people back into the work force
- allowing people to work from home
- freeing people to move out of the cities
- cutting commuting and carbon emissions and connecting our families, public services and businesses for decades to come.
Tratos is very pleased to support globally the Fibre to the home (FTTH) initiative, which is a powerful enabler of UN Global Goals : GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being, GOAL 4: Quality Education, GOAL 5: Gender Equality, GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production.
FTTH is the delivery of a communications signal over optical fibre from the operator’s switching equipment all the way to a home or business, thereby replacing existing copper infrastructure such as telephone wires and coaxial cable.
FTTH is one of the most powerful technologies for fixed Internet access:
- It promotes the performance and the reliability of passive infrastructure,
- It offers the fastest and most symmetrical connection speeds,
- It allows the evolution of new Internet uses, multimedia and connected services thanks to speeds much higher than those of ADSL.
Tratos is a dedicated supporter of UN Global Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.