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Monday, February 02, 2004


Algeria: More information on SONELGAZ's upcoming 4000 km fiber build-out on power transmission lines

Last week, I wrote about Pirelli's announcement that it had won a contract for 4000 km of fiber optic cable (a mix of OPGW and dielectrically-lashed cable) on Algerian utility SONELGAZ's 220 kV power transmission lines. This week, Lightwave has an article on the SONELGAZ network.

Interestingly, SONELGAZ has bought fiber cable in the past from Swiss specialty cable maker Brugg; the loss of this very large OPGW (optical groundwire) order to Pirelli must be a large blow to the small Swiss cabler.


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