'Fibre to the Home' courtesy of Tratos
Published by Julie Richards for Tratos Ltd in Housing and also in Local Government
FTTH optical cables especially designed for use inside buildings to connect individual properties
Cable manufacturer and supplier Tratos Ltd. has launched 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, thereby 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. This is further aided by their small diameter and miniaturised cable accessories, making them suitable for installation in small conduits and building floor access points.
Flexibility is also extended to installation as the new Tratos FTTH cables provide a simple solution for many different installation systems, including using compressed air to blow into pre-installed tubes, and for many different building types.
With the addition of the FTTH cables, Tratos can now offer a
complete indoor fibre optic solution. Considering the increasing
development of broadband services, Tratos believes this type of
cable will be one of the most rapidly developing sectors in the
next few years.