Indian technology firm Sterlite Tech has launched a made in India 5G cable at India Mobile Congress on Thursday. The newly launched 5G cable is FlashFWD 5G solution which is 1152F variant cables, said company. “These cable solutions have 50x the capacity of the current cables deployed in the country and extremely future proof for the next 20 years,” said Sterlite Tech.
With efficient use of limited duct space, the 1152F cable features a rugged design that protects the network in harsh weather and impact situations, increasing life expectancy to at least double the current average lifetime with lowest carbon-footprint. FlashFWD 1152F is NABL certified and complies with the latest global standards of IEC.60794 series, ANSI/ICEA S-87-640, Telcordia GR-20, and ITU-T Recommendations, claimed company.
“I am delighted to launch Sterlite Tech's 5G cable that has been completely Made in India. This is really a next generation product. As the world looks at more fibre deployment, I think this is one of the products that will be a market leader. This technology also fulfils the Government of India objectives. As BharatNet and other optical fibre projects roll out in the country, we will see more such technology deployments,” said Telecom Secretary, Aruna Sundararajan.
“We are proud to have designed and manufactured this dense network solution for mobile backhaul in India. Sterlite Tech manufactures these products across the value chain from core silicon to semiconductor grade glass to optical fibres and optical fibre cables, making us the most integrated player globally. This solution proposes the usage of one fibre cable and one duct solution instead of putting multiple ducts, which are subsequently unusable,” said Anand Agarwal, CEO, Sterlite Tech.
“In India, today millions of kilometres of empty plastic ducts have been deployed without any subsequent usage. This is the technology that we are deploying globally, and bringing to India for the first time,” he added.