MILAN, Italy, February 26, 2003. Engineers at Pirelli's optical fiber R&D unit in Milan have significantly enhanced the performance of its long-distance optical fiber to help operators cut costs by further reducing signal attenuation from splice loss. FreeLight EasySplice has been specially designed to deliver consistently good splice performance, ensuring optimum signal integrity and reducing the need for additional equipment such as amplifiers and repeaters to compensate for signal degradation.
In long-haul networks spanning thousands of kilometres, even a fractional loss in integrity can substantially increase the financial burden on operators by necessitating the purchase, installation and maintenance of additional costly equipment. With the splice operation representing a major contributing factor in attenuation in all long-distance networks, reducing average splice loss has the power to substantially improve the quality of network throughput while cutting operational overheads.
Pirelli's original FreeLight Non Zero Dispersion G.655 terrestrial fiber was already in line with best-in-class performance. Now, with the launch of FreeLight EasySplice, the company has seized the market lead by producing a fiber that further reduces splice loss by a factor of at least 0% - a new standard in long-distance fiber performance.
By responding more resiliently to splicing - an integral part of all geographically large networks - FreeLight EasySplice will play an important role in helping carriers minimize costs and optimize revenues from their long-haul networks.
Available immediately, all Pirelli FreeLight fiber now incorporates EasySplice technology, and will continue to be marketed simply under the well-recognized brand name FreeLight.