Sterlite Technologies Limited (STL) has launched India’s first multicore fibre and cable. This breakthrough innovation will change the optical connectivity landscape of India.
This has been conceptualised and developed indigenously at STL’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Maharashtra with top interdisciplinary research and development (R&D) experts. STL’s Multiverse leverages space division multiplexing to gain 4X transmission capacity per fibre, within the same diameter.
Commenting on the launch, Randeep Sekhon, CTO, Bharti Airtel, said, “I am excited to see this optical fibre innovation from a homegrown company. STL’s Multiverse fibre and cable will enable 4X capacity and play a vital role in 5G scale-up. I wish STL all the very best for their efforts towards supporting network build outs.”
STL Multiverse offers features that can revolutionise connectivity for network builders:
- High capacity per 5G cell site – It’s now possible to connect multiple radio heads through a single Multicore fibre and reduce the cabling footprint for 5G networks
- Quad-core fibre connectivity in data centres -Today most advanced fibre cables have approximately 7,000 cores. This advancement takes it upto approximately 28,000 cores, thereby powering connectivity for warehouse-scale computing
- Quantum communication feasibility – The growth of quantum communication is expected to support the co-existence of quantum communication and telecommunication channels. Multicore fibre offers exciting possibilities in this emerging area.
- Carbon footprint reduction – This greenest-ever optical fibre reduces cable surface area by around 75 per cent and plastic in the ground by approximately 10 per cent.
Meanwhile, Dr Badri Gomatam, CTO, STL, said, “We have been doing deep research on optical fibre for over 15 years. In the last three years, we have been able to excel in multicore technology and indigenously developed this product. We are proud to be the first in India to launch this. STL’s Multiverse will revolutionise 5G and data centre connectivity, actualise quantum computing at scale and make the internet greener.”