HFCL breaks new ground with IBR Cables in UK
HFCL Limited, a technology enterprise and integrated next-gen communications solution provider, announced the UK launch of its Intermittently Bonded Ribbon (IBR) Cables. The company aims to dominate both the urban and rural UK markets, supercharging the acceleration of 5G and Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) adoption. These cables are unlike any traditional flat ribbons and come with the promise of higher fibre density, thereby enabling quick installation and restoration.
The UK, home to over 68,000 premises with inadequate broadband service, is seeing its government hustle to close the gap. With their revolutionary IBR Cables, HFCL aims to align perfectly with the UK Government’s Project Gigabit, which promises fibre access to all households by 2033. Managing Director Mahendra Nahata stated that HFCL’s unique IBR cables are tailored to support the government’s ambitious 2033 FTTP and 5G rollout plans.
IBR Cables offer an edge by packing twice the fibre density compared to traditional cables. Designed to fit small diameter ducts, these cables find their usefulness especially in congested areas. The new cable family supports high productivity mass fusion splicing, making it a potent tool for both faster installation and quick restoration. HFCL believes its in-house R&D will enable them to emerge as the partner of choice in the UK’s nationwide infrastructure upgrade.
HFCL’s IBR Cables, currently available with up to 864 fibers, meet global performance standards including the IEC 60794 series and Telcordia GR-20. The company already has a solid presence in global markets like India, the US, the Middle East, France, and Germany. Executive President Harsh Pagay emphasized HFCL’s commitment to providing superior solutions for enhancing connectivity in high-density areas of the UK.
By launching its revolutionary IBR Cables, HFCL not only contributes to the UK’s 5G and FTTP aspirations but also solidifies its global expansion strategy. With increasing broadband demands and an active government participation, the UK market is ripe for HFCL’s latest offering.