Fibre Optic Cables

Fibre cables are used as a medium for Telecom applications and can carry many independent channels, each using a different wavelength of light. Providing virtually unlimited bandwidth potential and especially advantageous for long distance communication due to light propagation through the fibre with little or no signal degradation compared to copper cables, a single optical fibre replaces large amounts of copper due to its ability to carry 3,000,000 full-duplex voice calls or 90,000 TV channels..

With all the new devices including smart phones, apps, HD TV, streaming video, etc. it has became imperative to replace the current copper infrastructure with fibre to allow for the large bandwidth applications. Until now however, the high costs of traditional trenching and installation of large traditional fibre cables has made technology advancement prohibitive.  Lite Access’ Air blown fibre and microduct technologies have changed the way we build networks today and enable end users with the most cost effective and future-proof netwok solutions available.

Traditional Fibre Cables

Traditional fibre optic cables were pulled through cable ducts using high pulling forces that not only created exponential force build-up limiting installation distances but also potential cable damage if not careful when pulling around bends or undulations in the duct.  Manufactured with strength members to compensate for the high pulling forces, conventional cables are often difficult to work with as they tend to be heavy, bulky, stiff and expensive.

Air Blown Fibre Cables

Air-blown fibre is a method of installing fibre optic cables that relies on the flow of compressed air easing the fibre all the way to its destination – sometimes kilometers away. Manufactured as light weight and compact in design, Lite Access’ fibre cables provide a low friction cable that can be blown unlimited distances without the need to splice fibres – end to end – telephone pole to desktop.

Microduct

The design of Lite Access’ microduct system is determined by the specification of the fibre cable (strand count), method of placement and conditions of site surroundings. Manufactured from virgin high grade uPVC or HDPE (High Density Ployethylene) various and numerous configurations can be made to suit all types of applications including aerial, long haul / back bone, internal, direct bury, direct install, FTTh and Micro-trenching.

Lite Access’ microduct is strong, flexible and impact resistant yet lightweight and easy to work with.  The product is inexpensive, suitable for varied temeratures has long life resistance to fatigue and can be made to include rodent protective or chemical corrosive protectants as well as metal free and aluminum wrapped designs.

Airblown Fibre Technology

Lite Access’ ‘Microduct’ is installed directly into a Micro-trench, cut into existing asphalt, concrete, modular or block paved or soft infrastructure. Depending on the Microduct configuration and strand count requirement, an appropriate width Micro-trench is cut (15-40mm) and is made to enable the technology’s deployment.

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Fibre Optic Network Construction

We work in partnership with a range of local authority clients including Cities Municipalities, Districts and other Government Departments, providing fibr network solutions to meet the demands of Public Sector communication and purchasing requirements.

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Microduct Products

LAT’s ‘microduct’ is laid directly into a slot cut into existing asphalt, concrete, modular or block paved or soft infrastructure. Depending on microduct configuration and strand count requirement, an appropriate width Micro-trench cut (17-30mm) is made to enable Microduct installation.

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Fibre Optic Installation Equipment

The “Breeze” cable blowing machine is designed to meet the growing need for FTTX installations.

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