Energy-efficient fiber solutions pave the way for a more sustainable Europe, according to Prysmian Group

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Latest Industry Insight highlights the need for operators to prioritize green solutions for the post-Covid-19 era, with optical fiber significantly outperforming its competitors in terms of consumption

Milan, Italy, July 13, 2021 – As data traffic increases due to an increasingly connected world, global operators must play their part to power a greener, more digital and more resilient society by leveraging high capacity fiber optic systems . According to new industry insight of Prysmian group, by deploying fiber optic networks using environmentally friendly materials, operators will reduce energy consumption and unnecessary emissions throughout the supply chain. As countries on the continent prepare for the post-Covid-19 era, quality passive optical networks will be essential to enable their digital transformation.

Broadband traffic has grown dramatically over the past year as millions of people have started working remotely, but fiber optic connections only represent an average of 26% of total broadband connections in the Organization. for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Increasing the share of fiber optic connections will be crucial to ensure that countries can benefit from emerging technologies and provide connectivity at optimum speed and low latency.

Optical fiber helps reduce energy consumption, with gains made during production and reinforced once optical fiber has been rolled out across networks and used for last mile connectivity. This is due to its use of spectrum, which can be turned on on demand, rather than permanently, at either end. Fiber is also more energy efficient than its competitors, ADSL, PSTN and mobile, thanks to its reliability, longer life and scalable capabilities, especially when choosing a fiber that is insensitive to the bend. high quality, such as the BendBright â„¢ XS G from Prysmian Group. .657.A2 fiber.

“Fiber optic suppliers have an important role to play in the journey towards a greener future, including Prysmian Group. The fiber offers improved stability and reliability and has an expected longer network life. Not only does this save money down the road, but it reduces the environmental impact because less materials are used, ”said Philippe Vanhille, Executive Vice President Telecom Business at Prysmian Group. “We believe that more energy efficient fiber solutions must be designed, while providing the digital infrastructure needed in a connected world. We are dramatically improving energy efficiency, using spectrum and reducing consumption on mobile networks, but it is not an isolated effort. The whole ecosystem must come together to make sustainable networks a reality.

The use of optical fiber also improves the efficiency of mobile networks, especially when used to connect an antenna, making it vital for telecommunications networks and the fixed, business and mobile customers they serve. . This is especially important given the increasing wavelength requirements of passive optical networks and the growing impact of 5G as it is deployed across the world.

Prysmian Group’s new Industry Insight highlights the future capabilities of fiber thanks to its compatibility with planned iterations of fixed and mobile networks, including Fiber To The Curb (FTTC), Fiber To The Home (FTTH) and 5G. The company has developed sustainable solutions that use recycled materials and have a smaller design, resulting in lower supply chain, transportation, storage and installation costs for customers.

For more information on Prysmian Group, please visit: https://www.prysmiangroup.com/fr.

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About the Prysmian Group
Prysmian Group is the world leader in the power and telecommunications cable systems industry. With nearly 140 years of experience, a turnover of more than 10 billion euros, around 28,000 employees in more than 50 countries and 104 factories, the Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and offers the widest possible range of products, services, technologies and know-how. How? ‘Or’ What. It operates in the fields of underground and submarine cables and systems for power transmission and distribution, special cables for applications in many different industries and medium and low voltage cables for the construction sectors. and infrastructure. For the telecommunications industry, the Group manufactures cables and accessories for voice, video and data transmission, offering a full range of optical fibers, optical and copper cables and connectivity systems. Prysmian is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index.

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