Abstract: In recent years, fiber optic cables made with flexible ribbons have become increasingly prevalent. The rapid expansion of data centers and cloud services have pushed the demand for high density optical fiber cables to unprecedented levels. Meanwhile, the volume of internet traffic in the US has grown. Increased data traffic and new broadband connections require massive amounts of data to be transmitted through pre-existing, space limited, infrastructure. By utilizing flexible ribbon and a new high fiber density technology, further cable diameter reductions can be attained that reduce overall installation costs.
About the Presenter: Clint “Nick” Anderson is a Telecom Innovation Engineering Manager for Prysmian Group North America. He earned his B.A degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina. Nick has 4 years of experience in the field of fiber optics and energy cable research within Prysmian Group. He also has 2 years of experience in textile manufacturing and nylon extrusion as a process engineer for Shaw Industries. Currently Nick holds 7 US and International patents.