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Saturday | October 24 | 2020

Prysmian launched the first fibre-optic network with 90% recycled plastic

Prysmian announced its support to the Dutch operator KPN in a pilot project involving a fibre-optic network containing 90% recycled plastic.

This solution uses the Sirocco HD 96f cable, launched by the group at the beginning of this year, and thinner Easenet tubes.

With its 4.5-mm diameter cable in a 10-mm sleeve instead of the conventional 6-mm cable in a 14-mm sleeve, it guarantees an approximately 50% reduction in the volume of plastic used.

Thanks to the smaller diameters, a greater length of cable can be supplied on a single reel, thus significantly reducing costs in terms of transport, storage, and packaging.

The pilot projects will be developed in the Netherlands, in Buitenpost (Friesland) and Nijmegen.

KPN will be the first telecommunications firm in Europe to use the new Prysmian cable concept to install connections for its customers.

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