STL today announced a strategic collaboration with Openreach to provide optical cable solutions for its new, ultra-fast, and ultra-reliable ‘Full Fibre’ broadband network. STL will deliver millions of kilometres of optical fibre cable to support the build over the next three years.
Openreach will use STL’s expertise and innovation to help accelerate it’s Full Fibre build programme and drive efficiency. The collaboration with Openreach strengthens a 14 year old technology and supply relationship between the two companies and further reinforces STL’s commitment to the UK market.
Openreach plans to take advantage of STL’s cutting edge Opticonn solution – a specialised set of fibre, cable and interconnect offerings designed to drive significant performance improvements including upto 30 percent faster installation.
Openreach will also have access to STL’s Celesta, a high-density optical fibre cable with a capacity of upto 6,912 optical fibres. The compact design is 26 per cent slimmer compared to traditional loose tube cables allowing 2000 metres of cable to be installed in under an hour. The high-density super-slim cable will also help minimise the use of plastic across Openreach’s new network.
“We are extremely excited to join hands with Openreach as a key optical solutions partner to build Full Fibre broadband networks for millions in the UK. Our customised, 5G-ready optical solutions are ideally suited for Openreach’s future-proof network requirements and we believe they will enable next-gen digital experiences for homes and businesses across UK. This partnership will be a major step towards our mission of transforming billions of lives through digital networks.”
Ankit Agarwal, CEO Connectivity Solutions Business, STL