Bend Insensitive Fibers Improve Network Installation Performance and Maintenance

Monday, July 13, 2020, 1:00 PM IST / 8:30 AM London


Over the last few years we have seen a shift from G652.D to G657.A1 as a standard transmission fiber due to the improved bend performance. As fiber density in deployments increases the next logical step further in the same direction is broader deployment of G657.A2 -the next level in bend resistant fibers. Network installation, performance and maintenance benefits can be achieved by full, or even partial deployment of this highly bend insensitive fiber across the network, in particular if the chosen A2 fiber is fully backward compatible with legacy G652.D fiber.

In this Webinar we will discuss the benefits of deployment of highly bend insensitive fibers broader in the network.

Key Topics Included:

  1. Background on bend insensitive fiber standards
  2. Examples of deployment of highly bend insensitive fibers broader in the network and benefits realized
  3. Compatibility of A2 fibers with legacy fibers and actives.


Seldon Benjamin

Principal Solutions Architect (MEA)

Dr. Benjamin is an industry expert and veteran in the field of Connectivity Solutions. With more than 25 years of experience in the field of Telecom, he has contributed to the development of technologies to enable new applications of fibre optics in many areas including FTTX. He has worked across the globe in geographies such as Northern America, Africa and the Middle East.

Dr. Benjamin is currently with STL, where he is responsible for new product development and innovation in fibre, cable and connectivity solutions that provide an advantage in the deployments of fibre optic networks. One of the recent breakthroughs being the industry’s first Universal fibre “Stellar”. He has been actively involved in conducting technical workshops with global customers across the Middle East and Africa with the objective to help drive new technologies