Prysmian Group to unveil new xsNet portfolio at FTTH Council Europe Conference

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Enhanced system combines best of both worlds to address access network requirements

Munich   -   13 Feb 2012

Prysmian Group to unveil new xsNet portfolio at FTTH Council Europe Conference

Prysmian Group to unveil new xsNet portfolio  at FTTH Council Europe Conference -  Munich
Enhanced system combines best of both worlds to address access networkrequirements.Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry, willshowcase its upgraded xsNet & access network - portfolio at next week’s FTTH Council EuropeConference which takes place in Munich on 15th & 16th of February.Prysmian Group - formed by the combination of Prysmian and Draka - has maintained the formerDraka xsNet brand and has rebranded and improved the system by including a selection of best of thebest products from both of the former companies.xsNet addresses the passive access network and provides tailor made solutions for all partsof the network & Indoor/customer premises, outside plant and POP/exchange applications. Thebuilding blocks of xsNet which make this possible include a number of familiar products which havealready proven themselves to be highly reliable solutions with established track records. Theseinclude SiroccoXS (Blown fibre), VertiCasaXS (MDU cabling system) and the recently launched VerTVXS(optical satellite solution) - all former Prysmian developments. From the Draka side have come theblown cable families including JetNetXS and EaseNetXS, with the whole system portfolio underpinnedby a suite of leading in-house fibre technologies led by BendBrightXS, the bend insensitive fibredeveloped specifically for last mile applications in compliance with G657.A2/B2 requirements.Several other products complete the overall system which can be further supported by networkdesign services provided also by Prysmian Group. The result is an optimized system which putsPrysmian Group at the forefront of passive optical technology in Europe and indeed the rest of theworld.Phil Edwards, Executive VP of Telecoms at Prysmian Group, who will be present at the eventsays:“The advantages of the new xsNet portfolio are significant in terms of providing real addedvalue to our customers and end users. We can provide a complete end to end passive solution to suitalmost every situation you are likely to encounter. We have been in a unique position in being ableto draw on the strengths of our two former companies in this manner and as a result xsNet nowcontains a number of highly innovative elements which have been designed with ease of installation,cost effectiveness and system reliability as key criteria.”Prysmian Group is a Gold Sponsor of the FTTH Council Europe Conference. More than 3,000visitors attended the event in Milan in 2011 and more are expected in Germany in 2012. The industryassociation’s objective is to promote the benefits of fibre access across the continent andaccelerate the availability of fibre-based, ultra-high-speed access networks to both consumers andbusinesses.For more information about the event or for details of the programme visit www.ftthcouncil.eu.Prysmian GroupPrysmian Group is world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry. Withsales of some €7 billion (pro-forma 2010 Prysmian/Draka) and 22,000 employees across 50 countriesand 98 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and provides the widest rangeof products, services, technologies and know-how. In the Energy sector, Prysmian Group operates inthe business of underground and submarine power transmission cables and systems, special cables forapplications in many different industrial sectors and medium and low voltage cables for theconstruction and infrastructure industry. In the Telecom sector, the Group manufactures cables andaccessories for the voice, video and data transmission industry, producing optical fibres, opticalcables and connectivity. Prysmian is listed on the Milan Stock Exchange in the Blue Chipindex.