China Unicom tests large area fibre land cable

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Bill Boyle
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China Unicom has been testing what it calls a 'large-effective area fibre land optical cable' project in the provinces of Xinjiang & Shandong, China. Ultra-low-loss fibre from Hengtong has been used

China Unicom has launched a ‘large-effective area fibre’ land optical cable project in the provinces of Xinjiang & Shandong, China, in which Hengtong's ultra-low-loss fibre (ITU-T standard code: G.654E) has been used.

The project involves two land mainlines, the ‘Hami to Balikun and ‘Jinan to Qingdao.’ In initial tests, the ultra-low-loss G.654E fibre performed well in temperature resistance, attenuation, weldability and strength properties according to Wang Guangquan, director of the network technology research department of China Unicom.

Based on land and marine optical communication and mainline requirements, Hengtong's ultra-low-loss fibre is a next-generation communication fibre with high speed, large capacity and long distance.

Hengtong's ultra-low-loss fibre project has gained CNY45.23m in special funds from the Chinese government in July 2016. These funds are  designed to support China's information, e-commerce & Internet industry.

Hengtong Optic-Electric is an integrated solution and telecommunication network with a claimed 8% share of the global market.