Bend Insensitive Fibres – Foundation for Stellar Future Ready Networks

Monday, August 31, 2020, 11:30 AM IST / 7:00 AM London


Over the last 10 years we have seen a shift from G.652.D to G.657.A1 as a standard transmission fiber due to the improved bend performance. As fiber density in deployments increases the next logical step in the same direction is broader deployment of G.657.A2 – the next level in bend insensitive 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 G.652.D fiber

In this webinar, we will discuss the benefits of deployment of highly bend insensitive fibers deeper in the network and their critical role in building future ready networks.

Key Topics Included:

• Background on bend insensitive fiber standards

• Examples of deployment of highly bend insensitive fibers broader in the network and benefits realized

• Compatibility of A2 fibers with legacy fibers and actives.


Dr. 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 hascontributed 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 fibreoptic 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.