Nexans, a supplier of cabling and connectivity solutions, has won a 65 million euro contract from Trafikverket, the Swedish Government’s Transport Administration for the supply of optical fiber solutions.
The Nexans cabling solutions, allied with Emtelle’s microducts and microduct bundles, will be used in rail projects as the Swedish government continues to develop FTTX (Fiber to the X) networks throughout the country.
Nexans and Emtelle will supply Trafikverket with a fiber optic solution, compatible with existing rail networks, meeting the customer’s requirements for the exceptional blowing performance of fiber cables into the microducts.
“As the rail market in Sweden is in the throes of a huge FTTX expansion, we are joining forces with Emtelle to help the Swedish operators cover huge swathes of their national networks rapidly and cost-effectively with our solutions,” Christer Larsson, head of Telecom Sales for Nordic countries at Nexans, said.
The delivery of the Nexans and Emtelle products to Trafikverket will begin in early 2019 and will be completed by 2029.
Nexans will manufacture the optical fiber cable solutions in the Grimsas plant. Emtelle will provide microducts and microduct bundles.