At Connected Britain 2022, ACOME launched its counter-inflationary innovation – The Nanomodule
Innovation is often a driver for productivity and in times of high inflation, it can be a way to mitigate it. In the UK, inflation reached almost 10% in August 2022, and according to Citibank, it could reach 18.6% by next year. This rise in inflation is becoming evident in the rollout of FTTH infrastructure, with a significant increase in deployment costs being experienced across the UK.
ACOME is a long established French cooperative company, celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2022 and one that has built a solid reputation as an innovative company.
After opening a UK office in 2020, and developing a wide range of Ultra-Light Weight cables for the UK market, ACOME is releasing its latest ULW overhead cable at Connected Britain 2022. The revolutionary construction, using Nanomodule technology accommodates 72 250µm optical fibres in modules of 12. The product is PIA certified and ready to be used on BT poles. This innovation is therefore timely to help contain the cost of deployments in an inflationary economic context. And it doesn't stop there, keep a look out for the 96f variant, to be released in the coming days !
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In today’s society a new product can no longer be considered an innovation if it does not bring with it ways to reduce the environmental footprint
Alongside Sarah Parsons of CityFibre, Stuart Farrell of Giganet, Nick Tiddy of Zen Internet, Commscope, and moderated by Lorne Mitchell of Objective Designers. Xavier RENARD, Marketing Director ACOME participated in the Round Table “What needs to happen for the telco sector to achieve its sustainability targets ?"
As a manufacturer, ACOME must reduce its own environmental footprint, and has the responsibility to invent Telecom Infrastructures that will provide the low-impact networks of tomorrow.
The Nanomodule, mentioned during the discussion, not only brings economical benefits, but also addresses environmental criteria by reducing the carbon footprint of the products used by up to 30% : This represents a saving of approximately 150kg CO2e/km for a 72fo ULW with Nanomodules compared to 2 classic cables with 36 fibres.
For these carbon savings to become the norm in innovations, ACOME argued that it was necessary for the methods for measuring the carbon footprint of products to be standardised, and for the provision of this measurement to be the norm across all tenders.
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