Emtelle’s new FibreFlow™ WEBFLEX enables operators to carry out branching of microducts for FTTx applications with greater ease and flexibility
Hawick, Scotland, May 1, 2019 – Emtelle, the leading global manufacturer of blown fibre, cabling and ducted network solutions has today announced it has launched a brand-new flexible direct burial solution - FibreFlow™ WEBFLEX, designed to simplify branching of microducts when rolling-out Fibre-to-the-x (FTTx) networks.
FibreFlow™ WEBFLEX is a flexible and easily accessible direct burial tube bundle, designed for installation using conventional and microtrenching technology. Consisting of 12 microducts joined together in a branch formation, the solution’s unique design makes it easy to strip and branch the desired microduct with minimal disruption or risk of damage to the remaining microducts.
This eliminates the need for connectors which are typically required during branching, whilst enabling fast and easy sheath stripping, reducing the number of failure points throughout the network. Emtelle’s FibreFlow™ WEBFLEX also reduces the amount of waste compared to other ‘break and branch connector solutions’, as no extra drop ducts are required, meaning installers can utilise much more of the tubes within the bundle.
“We are constantly growing our technology portfolio in response to the rising demand for FTTx networks and our new FibreFlow™ WEBFLEX is the perfect addition, providing operators with a flexible and easy-to-use direct burial solution. We’ve specifically tailormade this design as a result of listening to some of the occasional difficulties operators experience during installs,” said Scott Modha, International Business Development at Emtelle. “In an ever-crowded market place, we are continuing to introduce the latest and most dynamic solutions to aid our customer’s FTTx projects, whilst reducing their operational costs and on-going expenses.
“We are currently carrying out live trials of the solution in the UK, Middle East and USA and so far, customers’ expectations of this new solution have been met,” added Scott.
FibreFlow™ WEBFLEX can be laid in an open trench and installed into a micro trench using an Emtelle Vertex product for maximum microduct capacity in a trench. Or by combining the solution with Emtelle’s Multifu system – where fibres are pre-installed – during the installation, tubes can be broken and branched, or they can be branched in the future by pulling the fibre back.
“It truly is a unique solution for direct burial installations. Its clearly visible design offers easy identification of the desired microduct and with an easy-to-use, safe tool for stripping and branching, plus the benefit of removing the need for connectors at each branching point, we look forward to seeing our FibreFlow™ WEBFLEX in action and the value it can bring in enhancing customers’ installs,” advised Scott.
Emtelle will showcase its full range of blown fibre and microduct solutions, at Booth A11, Hall 7, at ANGA COM 2019, in Cologne, Germany, which takes place from Tuesday, June 4 until Thursday, June 6.
For more information about Emtelle, please go to: http://www.emtelle.com/.
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Emtelle, with its Headquarters in Hawick, Scotland, is a global leader in the manufacturing of blown fibre, and ducted solutions since its inception in 1980. Over the 38 years it has been operating, Emtelle has assisted all the key players with FTTH roll-outs worldwide. Its emphasis is on listening to customer requirements and designing innovative and unique products to meet the needs of customer projects. At the same time, it focuses on creating best value, reducing total project costs and minimizing installation time and disruption. Emtelle’s recent investment of more than €30 million in its European plants underpins this commitment.
Emtelle’s global market coverage, including operations in the UK, Scandinavia and now Germany as well as sales offices in The Netherlands, Sweden, Eastern Europe and Malaysia, allows it to serve nearly 100 countries globally. Emtelle also has dedicated staff and partners across the globe to provide field support to any customers regardless of location.
Emtelle’s sales and technical teams work together globally to provide the highest standard of excellence throughout all its activities, including customer service and maintaining industry leadership in fibre and ducted networks by using the company’s production capacity to develop and perfect the best possible solutions.
For more information about Emtelle, please go to: http://www.emtelle.com.