Welcome to the latest edition of the Telstra Cable Guide

The Telstra guide was first published in 2005. Since then, we’ve been through some significant changes. Our name changed from Pirelli to Prysmian, we acquired Draka and General Cable, and Prysmian Group has become the world’s largest producer of power and telecommunication cables with 112 manufacturing plants, 25 research and development centres and 30,000 employees. We have a presence in more than 50 countries around the globe.

Prysmian has been Telstra’s strategic cable partner since 1998 and over that time Prysmian has made significant investments of more than A$20M in the Australian production facility in Dee Why NSW. We are continually evolving our products and capabilities to maintain our leadership in telecom cables in the region. With comprehensive local manufacturing, product development, services and logistics backed by global strength, Prysmian is uniquely placed as Telstra’s sole strategic supplier of cable. Telstra is one of only a small number of Prysmian’s globally strategic customers.

Telstra and Australia’s unique conditions drive many of the products we develop. Prysmian and Telstra developed High Strength – Enhanced (HSe) in the early 2000’s, direct buried cable specifically for Australia’s expansive soils.  Our successful high fibre density cable, FlexTube®, has been tailored to Telstra’s fibre counts and custom engineering requirements. More recently, Prysmian and Telstra have significantly enhanced the fibre used in the network by using very bend insensitive low loss fibres (BBA2 – LL) and bend insensitive ultra-low loss (ULL-AB). These fibres have been packaged in a more sustainable HSe cable design.

We are committed to providing the necessary technical, installation, safety and practical information required by designers, installers and users of our products in a comprehensive handbook that can easily be used in the field.

Please accept this latest edition of the Telstra Cable Guide with our compliments.

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