Presenting at PTC 22: Pacific Telecommunications Council

Samuel Burrows

Samuel Burrows

Pacific Telecommunications Council

Some of you may already know that we’ll be attending the Pacific Telecommunications Council conference (PTC 22) in Hawaii between the 16th and 19th of January 2022. The four-day conference deals with global communication issues and participants are given the platform to plan, network, and discover the industry’s future.

Patrick Weissinger is NBG’s Senior Product Manager and is responsible for fiber optic cable innovations in various markets. Fiber optic cables are accountable for about 99% of the international data traffic, and subsea fiber optic cables are more versatile than many assume. Different designs are used, such as hybrid constructions for power transmission and multiple constructions to deal with different environments, various water depths, and local regulations.

Patrick’s presentation at the Pacific Telecommunications Council will focus on our technological breakthroughs in FIMT (Fiber in Metal Tube). Arguably, FIMT performs the most critical role in a complete telecommunication line. We produce FIMT with excess fiber length to compensate for thermal expansion, extremely high fiber count, and unique water blocking properties for deep-water environments. As a result, our FIMT is a popular solution for the long-haul and high-performing optical telecommunication lines.

NBG’s core principles include innovation and high-quality manufacturing, and it’s these principles that have seen us become a frontrunner for this FIMT to serve the cable industry. The high fiber count (192 fibers) and the long continuous length of more than 50 km contribute to the success of the subsea market. In addition to the high-performance of our FIMT, it’s also future-proof: new technology with 200µm fibers allows over 20% more fibers than the existing solutions, satisfying the ever-increasing demands in data transmission.

In addition to data transmission, fiber optic sensing brings rapid changes and new possibilities in subsea environments. Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) is a technology that allows precise frequency measurements across the entire length of a telecommunication line. DAS enhances environmentally-friendly energy production, even becoming a warning system for natural hazards.

As you can see from just a snippet of our involvement in the subsea industry, the potential is enormous. We can’t wait to share our insight at next month’s Pacific Telecommunications Council conference. To those not fortunate enough to attend, we’ll keep you posted in our newsletter, so scroll to the foot of our contact page and subscribe there.

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