India develops the world’s thinnest fiber cable at 160-micron

An Indian company “Sterlite Technologies Limited” (STL) based in Pune has developed the world’s thinnest fiber. The 160-micron optical cable is claimed to be the thinnest fiber cable for telecommunication across the world. The innovation was unveiled during the India Mobile Congress 2023 event.

STL designed and developed the cable at its Center of Excellence in Maharashtra. With this remarkable feat, Sterlite has become the first company in the world to patent this technology. This innovation is expected to redefine the capacities of fiber-based communication and bring improvements in network capacity and throughput.

The ultra-thin fiber was unveiled by India’s Communication Minister Ashwini Vaishnav at the 7th India Mobile Congress 2023.

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Capacity of 160-micron fiber cable

A 160—micron fiber cable can provide 3 times more capacity than the regular 250-micron optics. That translates into much improvement in network capacity for the adopters. STL said that the diameter of its record thin fiber cable is 6.4mm. That’s 32% thinner than the traditional 250-micron fiber cable. The thinner fiber means higher bandwidth capacity and overall network improvement.

STL developed the world’s thinnest fiber cable to provide high-speed connectivity. The innovation will be more suited in urban areas where user density is high and the demand for reliable connections is consistent. The world is growing more reliant on broadband connectivity and since more devices become interconnected, robust communication infrastructure is ever the need.

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The record-setting fiber cable will help deliver faster, more reliable, and more consistent data speed when it is deployed commercially.

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