According to reports, internet use in some European nations more than doubled in 2020 as families and businesses went online to stay connected. In the UK, Openreach said customers consumed 50,000 petabytes of data in the year, compared with 22,000 in 2019. While Vodafone has reported a 50 per cent increase in internet traffic in Europe since the pandemic began.
As the surge in usage puts more strain on network infrastructure, network operators have had to rely on regular maintenance and upgrades to keep people online, meaning engineers' work schedules are even busier.
To help network operators and engineers speed up work on the network, Fujikura's new 90S+ splicer makes the entire splicing process faster and easier. With market first fully automated features, the 90S+ uses Active Blade Management (ABM) technology to improve the efficiency of the cleaver to reduce costs and boost productivity. It also has new Active Fusion Control Technology (AFCT), which analyses the condition of the cleave end face to perform optimal fusion control and minimise splice loss.