Advances in Fiber-Optic Cable and Connectivity

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 3:00 PM IST / 10:30 AM London


Optical fiber cable and connectivity systems are the principal enabling technology of the higher speeds, longer reach, and increased bandwidth that modern communications systems demand. Components including fiber, cable, and connectors, as well as complete end-to-end fiber-optic systems, have evolved to meet current and emerging applications. This webcast seminar, hosted by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, examines some of the evolutions and technological developments in fiber optics.

Design Smarter – Crucial Considerations of Optical Headroom in the Modern Network Data speeds are rapidly increasing which in turn, is straining the fiber plant’s limits. Upgrading the fiber plant is inevitable because current transport is at a pivotal level, causing critical packet loss. In this session, we will discuss the crucial consideration of optical headroom and the role it plays when you design smarter for a modern network.

Advances in Multi Fiber Connectors Due to the growing demand for bandwidth within the structured cable environment, there is a need for high-density fiber optic connectors. This presentation will give an overview of these trends, the current deployment of multifiber connectors, and the future applications, challenges, and requirements for high fiber count solutions.

Micro cables — Optimal Solution for Denser and Faster Fiber Deployment As the demand for bandwidth keeps increasing, network providers are responding to the challenge by building denser fiber networks and taking fiber ever closer to the customer in the shortest possible time. This session will address how micro cables are the right solution where a balance between fiber density and deployment speed is required.


Dr. Rakesh Sambaraju

Head - Application Engineering, Americas

Dr. Sambaraju is the head of application engineering and business development at STL Americas. He holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Telecommunications from the Technical University of Denmark and a PhD from Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain, and held various technical roles at Nexans and Corning Inc. He has more than 15 years of experience in telecommunications, where he worked on different applications involving fiber optics communications and networks. He has published more than 70 papers in international journals and conferences and authored several patents. He is a member of the IEEE Photonics Society and has previously participated in 802.3 and TIA standardization activities, and acts as a reviewer for scientific journals and publications.