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Sumitomo Electric Commences Shipping of Terrestrial Optical Fiber Cable Made of Low-Loss, Large Effective Area Fibers

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. has developed a terrestrial optical fiber cable incorporating the pure-silica-core, low-loss, large effective area(Aeff) fiber PureAdvance™-110. This cable was selected by a major carrier for their trunk transmission lines as the world’s first*1 commercial application of its kind. The shipping of this cable was completed in April.

There is growing demand for optical fiber cables capable of efficient signal transmission to meet the challenge of raising the capacity of trunk systems due to the shift to fifth-generation mobile systems (5G) and to increasing video data traffic. To fulfill this demand, Sumitomo Electric has developed a terrestrial optical fiber cable using the pure-silica-core, low-loss, large Aeff optical fiber PureAdvance™-110….Read More

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