Latest cabling publications

Twisted-Pair has a Definite Future in Building Infrastructure

For over 30-years Twisted-Pair (TP) cabling has been used to transmit voice, data, and power over the same infrastructure.

Panduit Launches FlexCore™ Optical Distribution Frame

Shallow-depth front-access cabling solution offers the ultimate in flexibility, manageability, scalability, and security Potential Floorspace reduction of 50% 30% Faster Moves, Adds and Changes London, UK, 4th July 2022 — Panduit has announced the new FlexCore™ Optical Distribution Frame [ODF], a versatile front-access cabling system that provides improved protection for critical fibre connections. Utilising innovative… Read More

Latest Trends in Fibre Optic Cabling

Data Centre Networks The largest transformation in the DC industry since ‘Cloud’ is ‘Edge’, with Edge DC’s bringing power, connectivity, and compute resources physically closer to where those assets are used. A wide range of next generation applications will be supported by Edge data centres providing customers with lower latency, higher security, and greater control… Read More

Google announces new subsea cable running between US, UK and Spain

A new transatlantic subsea cable running between the US, the UK and Spain has been announced by Google in a bid to meet ever-growing connectivity demands.

Once commissioned, it will be one of the tech giant’s first new cables to connect the US and UK since 2003, aimed at increasing capacity and helping drive some of Google’s core services, such as video communication platform Meet, Gmail and Google Cloud.

Taking a different approach to Data Centre cables

Global tech giants are building hyperscale data centres around the world but each site will have its own unique challenges. Data centre cables have to meet the demands of the application, match the geographic and environmental particulars, and comply with relevant regulations and legislations of the location country.

In practice, that means when considering medium voltage cables for distributing power from the grid or substation to transformers you size the cable accordingly. You select whether or not the cable is armoured. You also identify whether cables will be run externally, direct buried, or placed in cable ducts; considering whether additional water-blocking layers are required and confirming properties such as UV resistance where needed. That’s before you consider the raft of regulations to comply with.