Over the last few years we have seen a shift from bend sensitive optical fibres like G.652.D to G.657.A1 as a standard transmission fibre due to the improved bend performance.
With the explosion in data consumption worldwide, network operators are under increasing pressure to innovate and scale data transmission. Cutting-edge optical fibres have become their key enablers to foster FTTH and 5G technologies and bring about deeper geographical expansion.
The next logical step further in the same direction is application of G.657.A2, the bend resistant fibres. Network installation, performance and maintenance benefits can be achieved by full, or even partial deployment of this highly bend insensitive fibre across the network, in particular if the chosen A2 fibre is fully backward compatible with legacy G652.D fibre.