STL Technologies Launches India’s First Multi-Core Optical Fibre and Cable
Sterlite Technologies Ltd. (STL) stated in a press release dated 2nd October 2022, that it has launched India’s first multi-core Optical Fibre and cable under the brand name ‘Multiverse’.
Sterlite Tech has stated that this multi-core optical fibre has been developed indigenously at STL’s Centre of Excellence in Maharashtra.
Sterlite Technologies’ Multiverse: Features and Applications
STL has stated that this new multi-core optical fibre uses Space Division Multiplexing (SDM) to achieve 4 times the transmission capacity as compared to a typical optical fibre with the same diameter.
‘Multiverse’ is a Quad-core Optical fibre. This means that each fibre has four cores in the same cladding, thus enabling SDM. Therefore, it can support four independent streams of data at the same time. By using multi-core optical fibres the volume of data that can be transmitted in and out of data centres can be enhanced.
The company has stated that ‘Multiverse’ will make it possible to connect multiple 5G radio heads through a single Optical Fibre Cable. This is quite desirable for setting up 5G networks as they function at a much higher frequency (28-39 GHz) than 4G networks (0.7-2.5 GHz). These high-frequency wavelengths are not suitable for long-distance transmission, and therefore more radios are required to transmit and propagate the signal. Another advantage of opting for multi-core optical fibre is that it reduces the amount of fibre that has to be laid to establish 5G networks.
As per STL, ‘Multiverse’ can also support Quantum Communication. Quantum Communication is a field which is still under extensive research and currently does not have any large-scale applications. In the near future, Quantum Communication can be used to develop ultra-secure data transmission systems.
Dr. Badri Gomatam, CTO, STL, said on the launch of ‘Multiverse’ “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.”
He further added “STL’s Multiverse will revolutionise 5G and data center connectivity, actualise quantum computing at scale and make the internet greener”.
The company has stated that deploying ‘Multiverse’ will reduce its carbon footprint, as it will reduce the amount of plastic entering the ground by about 10%.
About Sterlite Technologies Ltd.: Pune-headquartered Sterlite Technologies Ltd. is an Indian technology company. The company has manufacturing facilities in India, Italy, China and Brazil. During the 2021-22 financial year STL Technologies clocked a revenue of Rs. 5,754.26 crore.