Network Communications News (NCN) NCN-Sept2017 - Page 35

FIBRE OPTIC & COPPER CABLING and ultra-fast Internet access for all, by investing in research and innovation, promoting digital literacy skills and enabling even more people to access ICT- enabled benefits. Very high- capacity networks are also seen as increasingly important for education, healthcare, manufacturing and transport.  From its Scottish headquarters in Hawick, Emtelle has been progressively expanding its international operations to create a strong European presence to address its growing global customer base. The recent acquisition of Moore GmbH, a German manufacturer of microducts and HDPE ducts for the telecoms and renewable markets, will ensure that Emtelle can meet the fast-growing, worldwide demand for blown fibre, driven largely by the huge growth in Internet usage, including the Internet of Things. The acquisition is par t of a major €30 million investment by Emtelle in its manufacturing plants across Europe. The company now has two sites in the UK – in Jedburgh and Hawick in Scotland – as well as in Scandinavia and now Germany, making it well-placed to ser ve over 50 markets across the world. ‘The ability to speed up the deployment of fibre will be key to the achievement of the European Union’s Digital Agenda.’ The appointment of a new sales director for Sweden, Finland and the Baltics, Peter Schulte fur ther underpins the company’s international expansion. In addition, the company has recently announced its new 2f Nano Cable G657A2 optical fibre for the FttX market, designed to be installed into fibre-flow microducts and tube bundles by blowing, pulling or pushing. It is a small diameter lightweight product with an ultra low friction sheath and thermoplastic layer for high quality protection. This is one of a range of products the company is developing that will help to meet the European objectives by allowing rapid deployment of fibre ever closer to the end user. The targets the EU has set itself are ambitious and visionary but a necessary step towards embracing the benefits that a fully digital society can bring. The industry is determined to achiev )ЁݔɔɽՐѼٔх)ͼ䁥хЁѕ̰ɽ)Ʌѕեͥѥ̰Ѽ)ѕɹѥѵ́)ɽՍЁٕ́ѡЁݥ)́Ѽ䁽ȁЁѡ)хЁѥѥٔ)ȁѡȁɵѥ٥ͥ)ܹѕ)MѕȀ܁