Prysmian rolls out FlexTube high-fibre density cable

07 April 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe


The Prysmian group has launched a higher fibre density line it claims will halve the cost of joining cables and will be the optical cable of choice in the Australian telecom market within three years.

flextubeFrederick Persson, Prysmian CEO Australia & New Zealand, said the innovative cabling would transform the face of Australia’s telecommunication networks: “We expect FlexTube® to become the standard optical cable of choice in the Australian telecom industry within the next three years, with the Dee Why factory’s capacity on track to exceed one million fibre kms by early 2019.”

“The introduction of the FlexTube® is another first for Prysmian, as we brought ribbon fibre manufacturing to Australia in 2012, as the major supplier of fibre optic cables for the NBN,” Persson added.

The Flextube is an optical micromodule designed in Italy and produced in Australia’s telecommunications facility at Dee Why in Sydney, which it claims has the capacity to produce more than 600,000km of fibre cabling each year, equating to a third of the Australian standard optical fibre market.

The news comes almost a year after Prysmian made claims to supply the world’s highest fibre density cable.