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How fibre optic cables are made

Yves Debroyer Jan 11, 2021

As one of the largest cable manufacturers in the world we do know a thing or two how to produce cables. One of our production facilities, Opticable, is located in the Belgian municipality of Frameries, close to the border with France. Curious to see how our fibre cables are produced? See for yourself!

How data cables are made

In this short video we sum up the different production stages from the drawing process all the way to the packaging step.

  1. Unwinding of individual fibres
  2. Assembling
  3. Twisting & adding other elements
  4. Jacketing
  5. Coiling onto a reel
  6. Packaging & delivering

A global presence for local needs

Our factory in Frameries is part of a global network of manufacturing plants and sales offices spread over 34 countries allowing Nexans to cater to local needs and regional regulations.

About the author

Yves Debroyer

Yves Debroyer joined Nexans in 2000 and is responsible for external communication in Nexans Cabling Solutions, as part of the Nexans Data & Telecom Business Group. Yves studied medieval history and currently resides in the belgian village of Buizingen. Whenever possible he likes to travel around Europe visiting historical locations.

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