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Fibre Optic: enabling the Internet of Things


Fast, dependable, and matchless fibre networks are powering the future of communication

We’re engineering the technology which will deliver information at optimum speed, bringing new opportunities to industries and connecting communities.

But speed is just one consideration. To accelerate connectivity everywhere, we are also setting new standards in terms of low latency, reliability and the management of ever-greater data volumes. Our range of single-mode, multimode and specialty fibres are designed for every purpose. With centres of excellence in Italy, the Netherlands and France, and five production sites around the world, we are a world-leading manufacturer of optical fibre – and we’re working at the very cutting edge of speed and reliability.

Inside Optical Fibres

Prysmian Group’s Optical Fibre Division has a 30-year history of world-leading service to the telecoms industry. We provide innovative products for the full range of applications, spanning long-haul, metropolitan, access, FTTx, and premises applications.

When it comes to premium and cutting-edge cables, our modeling and design expertise, together with our technology and production processes, is reflected in a complete portfolio of four mainstream single-mode optical fibre types:


  • Broadly spread G.652 series

  • Submarine and ultra long-haul G.654 series

  • Innovative long distance G.655/G.656 non-zero dispersion shifted fibres (NZDSF) series

  • For all our fibre types, Prysmian Group delivers a superior level of dedicated customer service, support and delivery options.

  • The G.657 series – bend-insensitive optical fibres, critical for FTTx rollouts.

Prysmian Group’s multimode optical fibres for the Datacom, enterprises and premises cable industries are based on our Plasma-Activated Chemical Vapour Deposition Process (PCVD), acknowledged worldwide as offering the best core-profile accuracy in multimode fibres.

The result is a complete portfolio covering the full range of application standards, from OM1 and OM2 optical fibres, right up to high-data-rate OM3 and OM4. For all our fibre types, Prysmian Group delivers a superior level of dedicated customer service, support and delivery options.

All multimode optical fibres produced by Prysmian Group are coated with DLPC9 coating to significantly reduce microbending. Our products cover Local Access Networks (LANs), data centres and server farms, central offices, and Storage Area Networks (SANs).

DrakaElite is Prysmian Group's Specialty Fibre suite, dedicated to the specialty market segment, with a comprehensive product range offering solutions, and active and passive components for the medical, marine, Oil & Gas, and telecoms sectors.

With more than two decades of experience in the field of optical fibre technologies, a unique proprietary process, and an extended patent portfolio, DrakaElite offers an extensive number of solutions that exceed the requirements of your applications or your market.

We’re combining state-of the-art glass technology with advanced coating and buffer technology in an industrialised manner, paving the way towards unprecedented performances and new applications.

DrakaElite’s rods and tubes are produced using Draka’s proprietary Plasma-Activated Chemical Vapor Deposition (PCVD) manufacturing process. This innovative process allows for very precise index profiles and pure material compositions.

In addition, our specialised machinery and processes are used for manufacturing the fibres supplied to the high-demand mass market that is Telecoms and Datacoms.

DrakaElite’s rods and tubes benefit from the advantages of a fully industrialised platform, with stringent and exceptional quality control.


BendBrightXS 180um

A single mode optical fibre that drastically reduces cable diameters for most OSP cable designs, increases fibre density in ducts, and reduces size and weight of aerial cables. Leveraging its proprietary BendBrightXS technology, Prysmian has reached a new milestone in fibre miniaturisation. BendBrightXS 180µm enable strongly reduced cable dimensions and yield industry record cable density.


WideCap Multimode Fibre

WideCap is a multimode system that delivers OM4 performance within the 850-950nm-wavelength window, providing a low-cost and power-efficient solution for data centre networks.



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Zwaanstraat 1 5651 CA, Eindhoven, Netherlands

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