Prysmian Group’s Sirocco HD range provides the world’s smallest diameters and highest fibre densities for blown microduct cables. A new 9.5mm cable with 576 fibres offers a density of 8.1 fibres per mm2 and can be installed into a 12mm duct. Sirocco HD microduct cables utilize Prysmian’s BendBright-A2 200µm single-mode (ITU-T G.657.D, G.657.A2) bend insensitive fibre, providing a solution that’s ready for evolved systems and supports exponential data traffic growth and new technologies.
Sirocco cables are available in fibre counts from 96 to 576, in line with international standards for optical and mechanical performance, and employ Prysmian’s PicoTube technology, making them up to 20% smaller than previously available microduct cables. That means more fibres in congested duct space and use of smaller ducts for new installations, which cuts installation costs and raw material usage.