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Radio Frequency components used in the Wi-Fi hotspot on the Fan Mile in Berlin

September saw the start of the pilot phase of a public gigabit Wi-Fi access point on the famous Fan Mile in Berlin, Germany. HUBER+SUHNER is providing Wi-Fi antennas and coaxial cables, thus playing its part in enabling users in the area to surf, chat and stream for free for 30 minutes.

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An important reason HUBER+SUHNER is a leader in three technologies is because of our clients. Their inspiring ideas and projects can only be realized thanks to innovative solutions to their diverse challenges. Working in close coordination with HUBER+SUHNER yields the results they have envisioned. The following success stories demonstrate how our expertise and commitment to high-quality products and services meet the demands of companies and institutions from around the world.

HUBER+SUHNER supports the e-truck revolution of refuse collection vehicles with Designwerk

Supported by HUBER+SUHNER, electric mobility experts Designwerk based in Winterthur have developed a 100% electric truck, specially designed for the requirements of the niche waste disposal sector.

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Project Overlander

Worldwide leading supplier of defence technology, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia (RMMVA), is the winner of the prestigious Australian Defence contract, also known as Project Overlander. HUBER+SUHNER was chosen by RMMVA to assist in the supply of the best vehicles with the latest technology necessary to make Project Overlander a success. Alternate Text Test

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HUBER+SUHNER assists Doha Metro’s journey

The FIFA World Cup is one of the world’s most famous sporting events, with countries from all corners of the world desperate to host the prestigious tournament. Qatar, the latest nation to successfully bid for the competition, has already begun preparations for hosting the 2022 tournament. HUBER+SUHNER is playing a major role in the creation of what is expected to be one of the most advanced urban rail systems in the world to support the tournament; the Doha Metro.

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Austrian LTE upgrade with HUBER+SUHNER solutions

When A1 Telekom Austria AG, one of Austria’s major mobile network operators, decided to extend and upgrade its network to introduce LTE standard, the company turned to HUBER+SUHNER to provide a flexible, future-proof system that would be easy to install and quick to implement.

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Small Cell for Lausanne Railway Station

Small cell technology from HUBER+SUHNER is helping Swiss communications technology provider Amodus to provide an outstanding level of mobile coverage in and around Lausanne railway station. To fulfil the project Amodus implemented for the first time in Switzerland the leading fiber optic small cell solution MASTERLINE Ultimate SC, designed and made by HUBER+SUHNER. This is a plug-and-play cabling system providing daisy chains.

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Lightweight RADOX® Tenuis-TW 600V cables lighten the load for EC250/Giruno Trains

Significant space savings and a weight reduction of several hundred kilos per train have made HUBER+SUHNER’s lightweight, thin-walled RADOX® Tenuis-TW cables the first choice for Swiss manufacturer Stadler’s large-scale contract with SBB. Stadler Rail is delivering 29 new eleven-unit trains for the Swiss railway company to operate on its high speed and transalpine routes from Zurich to Milan, including the prestigious new Gotthard Base Tunnel route.

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Deutsche Bahn relies on fiber optics and RADOX

The ICE 3 train has been travelling through Germany at speeds of up to 300 km/h since the year 2000. The time has now come for a redesign. Germany's fastest train is to be fitted with modern passenger information systems and a high speed network. In a total of 67 trains copper and fiber optic cables from HUBER+SUHNER will be used to connect the backbone with all devices.

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Connecting the Seoul Metro with the next generation of rail technology

Since its opening in 1974, the Seoul Metro has remained the most popular and convenient mode of transportation for locals and tourists alike. Carrying over 5.5 million people per day, the train cars have been victim to wear and tear. Last year, the Seoul Metropolitan Government announced plans to replace 600 train carriages of Seoul Metro’s Line 2 stock, the most heavily used line on the network.

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HUBER+SUHNER and Van Hool: Keeping cities moving

With almost 70 years of experience in the field, Belgian bus, coach and commercial vehicle manufacturer Van Hool has consistently delivered reliable, customized, leading edge public transport solutions. Such a reputation for quality means that it must select its partners and suppliers carefully to ensure that the best possible result is achieved and the highest standards maintained.

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Optical fiber installation in French train stations

For several years, HUBER+SUHNER among other suppliers has delivered optical components to SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français) to enhance security in train stations and improve passenger information.

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Perfect monitoring and control for offshore wind turbines

Wind turbines can operate efficiently only if they are continuously adjusted to suit the climatic conditions. Fiber optic cables can deliver fast, reliable data transfer not just on land but also for offshore wind farms.

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Sensor cable assemblies for premium automotive manufacturer

A world-leading sensor and control component manufacturer has commissioned HUBER+SUHNER with the supply of eight million sensor cable assemblies. The assemblies will be installed in the transmissions of various vehicle models.

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Cable systems for Italy’s high-speed trains

How HUBER+SUHNER’s inter-vehicle jumper solution is connecting Trenitalia’s new ETR1000 trains.

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Satellites 9/10 join Galileo with our RF components

On 11 September 2015, satellites nine and ten of Galileo, the European navigation system, started their journey into space – once again with radio frequency components from HUBER+SUHNER on board.

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Record-breaking eagle flight from Dubai’s Burj Khalifa – enabled by HUBER+SUHNER technology

The world record attempt by an endangered Imperial Eagle flying from the top of the highest building in the world involved the use of HUBER+SUHNER technology to help record the feat.

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SBB feasibility study confirms the suitability of HUBER+SUHNER components for railway gigabit networ

Fiber optic technology is good for creating Gigabit networks for use on trains and HUBER+SUHNER products have proven themselves' is the conclusion of an SBB trial report - a major confirmation from a field test.

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Confident with complex challenges

Interview with Stefan Metz, Head of R&D Radio Frequency

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Long-term partnerships increase the efficiency of R&D

Interview with Adrian Peterhans, Head of R&D Fiber Optics

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Added value for customers starts with the insulating material

Interview with Stephan Ott, Head of R&D Low Frequency

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Sydney's Waratah trains feature HUBER+SUHNER connections

In 2006 Downer was awarded the order to build and maintain 78 passenger trains for Sydney Trains. HUBER+SUHNER was selected to supply the cabling. The partnership proved to be a successful one spanning several years across various key locations.

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Anti-capillary cable for Jaguar Land Rover

If cables in the engine compartment are not completely sealed, fluids can cause technical defects in the electronics or sensors of road vehicles. To protect the AdBlue dosing system in its diesel vehicles, Jaguar Land Rover Limited relies on barrier-sealed and silicone-free anti-capillary cables by HUBER+SUHNER.

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HUBER+SUHNER enclosures for LuxFibre

Post Luxembourg starts offering high-speed Internet access over a fiber to the home (FTTH) network this autumn. The service, to be called LuxFibre, will offer data rates of up to 1000 Mbps.

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Mobile 4G/LTE network with HUBER+SUHNER connectors

Ranberry, a Russian manufacturer of picocell solutions, has developed a mobile 4G/LTE network in a box. HUBER+SUHNER was chosen as the sole supplier of connectors for this unique solution.

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Number of sold LC connectors exceed the 10 million mark for the first time in 2014

The LC connector is well established on the market thanks to its compact design and reliable connection quality. In 2014, the number of sold LC connector from HUBER+SUHNER exceeded the 10 million mark for the first time, giving the company a significant global market share in this commodity market. This success can be attributed to a series of innovations and the company's consistent approach to supply chain optimisation. The innovative LC-XD connector in particular sets new standards for packing density and handling in data centers.

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IPEMU Prototype completes six-week passenger trials in the UK

Network Rail and Bombardier Transportation have just completed testing Britain’s first battery-powered passenger train. The train was in regular passenger service in Essex up until mid-February 2015. The carriages are fitted with HUBER+SUHNER harnesses for power transmission.

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On the road with RADOX® automotive cables

Cars, trucks, electric bicycles, electric boats – automotive cables from HUBER+SUHNER are already used in a variety of vehicles. And now they are also being used in electric motorcycles. Brammo, Lito Green Motion and other manufacturers rely on RADOX® automotive cables for the drive systems of their electric motorcycles.

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Protection for hybrid cable system in Australia

The cockatoo's natural inquisitiveness and powerful beak mean that it can easily damage cables in its native country of Australia. In collaboration with Walter Zoo in Gossau, Switzerland, HUBER+SUHNER has developed a solution to provide better protection from these intelligent birds.

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Passenger information system for new trains in Malaysia

The government in Kuala Lumpur has added three new sections to the rail network for local mass transit in the MRT Malaysia project. New trains are also required for these sections. HUBER+SUHNER supplied suitable roof-top antennas in the form of the SENCITY® Rail MIMO.

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RADOX cables for Russian metro

Over the next three years, HUBER+SUHNER will supply RADOX® cables for the series production of 54 carriages for new metro trains in a major Russian city. This is the first order for HUBER+SUHNER from the Russian railway market based on the new approval.

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HUBER+SUHNER receives key supplier award from Hitachi Rail Europe

Hitachi Rail Europe recognises HUBER+SUHNER’s contribution to the prestigious Intercity Express Programme (IEP), bringing new Class 800/801 trains to major UK rail routes.

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Fit and Forget solution thanks to HUBER+SUHNER products in the ISIS particle accelerator

For decades, man has sought to discover what holds the world together at its innermost core. To discover the answers, more than 2,000 scientists use the powerful ISIS particle accelerator for fundamental and applied research every year. The system is continuously being expanded and renewed. HUBER+SUHNER has already supplied kilometres of power cable.

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Victory with RADOX cables

“Formula Student” is a competition in which students from around the world compete using electric racing cars that they have built themselves. HUBER+SUHNER supports several universities by providing RADOX cables for their racing cars. In 2013, two of these teams took first place in different categories.

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Joint development for high-speed digital testing

The new “MMPX on Minibend L assembly” for use in the high-speed digital testing market is the first result of the collaboration between the two development departments of HUBER+SUHNER Astrolab and HUBER+SUHNER.

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Solar power for everyday life

As part of the SunCar project at ETH Zurich's Department of Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering, students converted a Skoda Octavia estate from an ordinary car to an electric vehicle powered by solar energy. HUBER+SUHNER supported the project with RADOX ® cables.

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Excellent result in IRIS certification

The Low Frequency division, which supplies the global railway market in the transportation field, is required to achieve certification as per the regulatory requirements of the railway industry (IRIS). In this year's IRIS audit, the Low Frequency division achieved an excellent result of 71 per cent.

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Special solution for positioning systems

Germany's MEDAV specialises in direction and location finding systems. The company previously used coaxial cables with a weight of up to 900 kg for signal transmission in its positioning systems. A glass-fiber-based solution by INWAVE AG reduced the weight by 90 per cent, while at the same time eliminating signal loss. HUBER+SUHNER supplied fiber optic and radio frequency cables and connectors for this solution, as well as other products such as lightning protection components.

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Students at ETH Zurich convert an excavator. HUBER+SUHNER contributes RADOX cables

HUBER+SUHNER's Automotive unit has once again sponsored ETH Zurich. During the "Electric Excavator" project, students at the university converted a 15-tonne excavator. The aim was to drive the excavator electrically, rather than using diesel power. The Automotive unit donated various RADOX cables and RACS connection systems for all of the connections in the excavator's engine compartment. During the course of the project, the students installed shielded RADOX battery cables, shielded multi-conductor RADOX cables and RADOX 155SFLR.

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Excellent 4th place for Roman Zenger at the SwissSkills 2014

Roman Zenger, a polymechanic in the 4th year of his apprenticeship, achieved an excellent fourth place in the discipline polymechanic/CNC milling at the Swiss Vocational Skills Championships (SwissSkills) from 18 to 21 September 2014.

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National 4G/LTE coverage in Switzerland

Faced by a rapid increase in mobile data traffic, Swiss mobile operators have modernised thousands of antennas and upgraded to 4th generation mobile communication. Many of these antennas are equipped with components from HUBER+SUHNER.

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Passion

Amir Burazerovic loves his work. Customers sense his enthusiasm. Since emigrating to the USA, the man from Bosnia-Herzegovina has been doing a great deal for HUBER+SUHNER. What’s more, he has good reasons to stay on the ball here.

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Team spirit

Being involved in setting up the new plant in Changzhou in China and being able to make a decisive contribution to the start-up phase: Vicky Xu regards this as representing a unique opportunity. She feels supported in the process by the strong team spirit at HUBER+SUHNER which extends across borders.

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Prospects

At HUBER+SUHNER in Stockholm, Rickard Sunna received the opportunity for a career change. He is grateful to the company for this opportunity and responds with a high level of commitment. During sales negotiations, the Swede likes to rely on the “Made in Switzerland” argument.

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Respect

As the result of her extensive experience in human resources management, Patricia Stolz is ideally equipped for her tasks at HUBER+SUHNER. As well as specialist knowledge and experience, she also relies on traditional values such as mutual respect.

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HUBER + SUHNER receives award for innovative connectivity solution

HUBER+SUHNER have been awarded "best supplier" in the innovation category for its MASTERLINE Extreme Hybrid cabling system by a leading mobile communication equipment company. Urs Ryffel, COO of Fiber Optics Division, was presented with the award at the company's supplier event.

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Higher capacity and safety with CBTC system

Around 4.5 million passengers use the metro every day to travel around the city of São Paulo. State-of-the-art train control and safety systems, such as the communication-based train control (CBTC) system, are used to guarantee a high degree of safety and ensure optimal use of the metro lines. HUBER+SUHNER supplied the entire array of radio frequency and fiber optic solutions for the CBTC system used in the São Paulo Metro.

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YAGI antennas for New York City Subway

HUBER+SUHNER supplies trackside and on-board antennas to Thales Canada Transportation Solutions, supporting the New York City Subway CBTC system.

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Watching movies and gaming on high-speed trains

Travellers are already used to watching movies or gaming on planes – in China, this is now possible on CRH 380 type high-speed trains. HUBER+SUHNER has supplied various radio-frequency coaxial cables for the new passenger entertainment system on these trains.

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4G/LTE: Cable assemblies for Zurich Central Station

The new cross-city link runs from Zurich Altstetten to Oerlikon, passing through Zurich Central Station. It speeds up the travel time between Western and Eastern Switzerland and creates new direct connections. HUBER+SUHNER was also involved in this successful project with the supply of LISCA cable assemblies for the antennas on the platform at Zurich Central Station.

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RADOX cables for electric boats

HUBER+SUHNER RADOX® cables and cable systems, traditionally used in the automotive industry can also be used in electric boats. LTS Marine produces and delivers electric drivetrains for electric boats and is evaluating automotive cables of HUBER+SUHNER to supply power from the battery to the motor.

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Inter-vehicle jumper systems for Austrian Federal Railways

Nowadays, public transportation is expected to provide more space and greater comfort while still ensuring a fast and punctual service. A new fleet of modern vehicles is required to meet these demands. Austrian Federal Railways has therefore ordered 100 new state-of-the-art local and regional trains from Siemens AG. These trains are fitted with RADOX® inter-vehicle jumper systems from HUBER+SUHNER.

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Smart grids in China with fiber optics

China is the world's largest electricity consumer. This is why China is investing in building and improving its electricity grid, especially in terms of renewable energy. To integrate these irregular energy sources in a better way, and to ensure a reliable power supply, the power grids are being extended to create smart grids. HUBER+SUHNER has delivered a variety of fiber optic solutions for controlling and monitoring the transmission substations on these grids.

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Complete solution for LTE upgrade of cell sites

One of the top Tier 1 Wireless Operator providers in the United States for wireless voice and data communications products upgrades its wireless infrastructure to accommodate 4th generation LTE. For this project, the operator has selected HUBER+SUHNER Inc. as Strategic Partner for remote radio head (RRH) interconnection solutions.

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High-voltage distribution units for hybrid trucks

Odyne Systems LLC is a leading manufacturer of plug-in hybrid powertrains for utility and commercial vehicles and trucks weighing over 14,000 pounds. HUBER+SUHNER has developed customised high-voltage distribution units for use in these systems that fulfil all market requirements, including electromagnetic compatibility and absolute safety.

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LISCA cable assemblies for antennas

The worldwide upgrade of mobile communications to 4th generation LTE continues apace. The leading mobile services provider in Mainland China, NSN, is now deploying 4G/LTE technology. NSN uses LISCA cable assemblies from HUBER+SUHNER for the mobile communications antennas.

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RADOX® anti-capillary cables for pedelec systems

RADOX® anti-capillary cables are special, longitudinally sealed cables for power transmission. To date, these cables have primarily been used for automotive applications. New applications have now been discovered for the anti-capillary cables - in pedelec systems.

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New inter-vehicle jumper cables for Deutsche Bahn ICNTs

Deutsche Bahn's ICNT InterCity trains with tilting technology travel approximately 400,000 kilometres per year – a distance equivalent to almost ten times around the world. After 15 years in operation, a major overhaul of the trains is now imminent. As previously, they will once again be equipped with inter-vehicle jumper cables from HUBER+SUHNER.

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HoFiS speeds deployment of fiber optic networks in Marburg

Optical connectivity specialist HUBER+SUHNER is helping the German city, Marburg to roll out its high speed broadband services with a unique Home Fibering System (HoFiS). The system enables the town’s residents to self-install their fiber optic home networks. The simple but innovative HoFiS system speeds the time to deploy fiber optic networks in homes.

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Major Swiss bank relies on LiSA

With its "Leading Interconnect System Approach (LiSA)", HUBER+SUHNER has over 25 years' experience in the field of tailored, structured cabling systems for data centres. One of the largest Swiss banks, which recently commissioned a high-security data centre, also relies on this competence.

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Optus speeds the 4G deployment in Australia using HUBER+SUHNER’s hybrid cable solution

The leading network provider Optus, part of Asia’s pre-eminent communications group SingTel, is now deploying 4G/LTE technology across Australia. In a contract worth AUD 800,000, HUBER+SUHNER’s advanced interconnection solutions will be at the heart of the Optus network. With this, mobile users have access to 4G data services to improve their searching, browsing and content streaming on-the-go.

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SENCITY SPOT-M Yagi antenna in Nanjing Metro

Today, a little more than half of China’s population is urbanized. As expected and planned by the country’s leaders, over the next decade, the urbanization will continue at the current pace. In 2025, 70% of Chinese people are expected to live in cities of more than 1 million inhabitants. This massive and rapid migration will have various consequences, one of which is the need for transport between cities, and also within them.

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HVDC transformers in China: Solutions for energy efficiency

By 2020, China’s power demand is expected to reach double the current consumption of the US. Thus, as the world’s top energy consumer, China is massively investing into building and improving its power grid. The goal is maximum autonomy and better efficiency. HUBER+SUHNER offers a wide range of products and solutions for better power grid monitoring.

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RADOX cables on the road to victory

Quiet, environmentally friendly and lightning fast: solar and electrically powered vehicles are making their mark in various races right around the globe. In two of the most recent competitions, models featuring trailblazing technology from HUBER+SUHNER have emerged victorious. Thin but extremely hard-wearing RADOX cables have made a decisive contribution towards those victories thanks to their lightweight construction.

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New commuter trains for Mumbai

With over 12 million inhabitants, Mumbai is the largest city in India, and by including its suburbs it is actually one of the world's largest metropolises at more than 18 million inhabitants. With a population of this size comes a huge demand for personal mobility, which is why Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (MRVC) will put a further 72 trains into operation from 2014 – generating a large follow-up order for HUBER+SUHNER.

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Assemblies for Heathrow Express

New trains were needed for the London Heathrow Express for the 2012 Olympic Games. The first fully refurbished train entered commercial service in early August 2012 fitted with HUBER+SUHNER’s RADOX fiber optic assemblies. Meanwhile, 12 of the 14 trains have been equipped with the new systems, which are proving superior in practice.

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Russia: RADOX cables on the right track

HUBER+SUHNER is the first, and so far only non-Russian cable manufacturer whose products meet the demanding requirements of Russia's state-owned rail company, RZD. This has opened up a market for RADOX cables and cable systems from HUBER+SUHNER with significant sales potential. The railway infrastructure in Russia is set for a massive expansion over the next 15 years. Russian Railways is looking to invest approximately 295 billion Swiss francs in the expansion and modernisation of the railway network and rolling stock by 2030. The investment for locomotives and passenger cars alone amounts to 43 billion Swiss francs.

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Taking to the skies in the Airbus A350

On 14th June 2013 the new long-haul Airbus A350 took off from Toulouse, France, for its four-hour maiden flight. On board were numerous radio frequency cables and connectors from HUBER+SUHNER.

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World record holder Russ Wicks relies on RACS

Kepler Motors is currently building a special kind of hypercar. World record holder Russ Wicks combines classic sports car attributes with an innovative hybrid drive concept in the Kepler MOTION hypercar, whose design relies on HUBER+SUHNER products.

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Brazil: 4G networks for airports

Brazil is currently investing heavily in its infrastructure, including in airports. High-performance 4G mobile networks are being established inside the buildings so that the growing number of passengers can communicate without restrictions. HUBER+SUHNER products are playing a major role in this.

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Mahindra: Perfect high-voltage partnership

Indian car manufacturer Mahindra is launching a hybrid version of its XUV500 off-road vehicle. As Mahindra’s official partner, HUBER+SUHNER is supplying a high-voltage distributor system tailor-made for this production vehicle.

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RADOX® cables for the world's largest electric truck

A 300 km range, 240 kWh battery capacity and 408 BHP - the world's first electrically-powered 18-ton truck was created in Fehraltorf, Switzerland, on behalf of the E-FORCE ONE AG. And RADOX® cables by HUBER+SUHNER helped make the reliable construction of the high-voltage electrical system possible.

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Neat and tidy data centre for TDC Hosting

TDC Hosting in Malmö, Sweden needed a completely new data centre and also wanted to achieve as neat and tidy a setup as possible in the process. This is both easier to maintain and gradually expand. In addition, they wanted to be able to show the data centre to visiting customers and make a good impression.

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Fiber optic network for Munich

Stadtwerke München SWM, Munich's public utilities enterprise, is investing in future-orientated infrastructural measures: in collaboration with HUBER+SUHNER, they are establishing a fiber optic infrastructure in the Middle Ring urban area. By the end of 2013, some 32,000 buildings will be equipped with fiber optic connections for access to the high-speed information superhighway.

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Beak-proof cable – extra-strong FTTA connections

A cockatoo sits on an antenna cable and uses it to whet its powerful beak. Its efforts to bite through the cable are, however, in vain because it is a specially reinforced antenna cable. To avoid mobile communication connections in Australia being crippled by cockatoos' instinct to gnaw and play, an extra cable sheath protects the interior of the hybrid cables from HUBER+SUHNER.

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RADOX quality for Furtive-eGT electric sports car

The first luxury electric sports car from Exagon Motors will be entering into production from the beginning of 2014. These innovative vehicles boast two liquid-cooled electric motors from Siemens that include assemblies from HUBER+SUHNER.

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WLAN in PostAuto buses

The Swiss passenger transportation company PostAuto not only transports people from A to B, but also provides them with mobile internet access. This service is free of charge for customers and is made possible by SENCITY Road special antennas manufactured by HUBER+SUHNER. They ensure the best possible contact between the vehicle and the mobile communication network.

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Cresta Run: 140 km/h in a channel of natural ice

Cresta is a type of sled race down an ice channel, similar to the skeleton. The world’s only natural ice channel for this sport, the Cresta Run, is located in St. Moritz, Switzerland. To ensure that the riders remain safe, the course was fitted with a number of surveillance cameras in autumn 2012 – and connected using fiber optic cables from HUBER+SUHNER.

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A new level: South America on Level3

The days when Internet and data traffic in South American countries slowly wound its way through complicated cable, transit and satellite connections are a thing of the past. A lot of countries throughout South America are now networked and online with service provider Level3, enabling them to enjoy one of the world’s most advanced fiber optics platforms for the Internet with products from HUBER+SUHNER.

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ALMA: A look into the universe’s soul

ALMA, or “soul” in Spanish, is the name of the world’s largest telescope, located over 5,000 metres above sea level in the Atacama desert, Chile. The facility’s 66 mobile parabozlic antennas provide ALMA with a variable diameter that ranges from 150 metres to 16 kilometres. This serves as a gigantic zoom lens and allows the telescope to peer deep into the universe’s soul. ALMA will be officially inaugurated on 13 March 2013. At its heart lie fiber optic connections from HUBER+SUHNER.

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Connections on the wind

Ensuring an adequate energy supply is one of the greatest technological challenges of the new century. By 2050, twice as much primary energy will be required worldwide compared to today. The finite nature of fossil fuels and the desire to reduce greenhouse gases are driving the further development of regenerative sources of energy. This not only requires new installations, but also cost savings through energy efficiency: an objective that can only be achieved through superior technical solutions. HUBER+SUHNER offers three technologies for wind energy that can help achieve these goals.

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Wave 2012: From sun to street

As in 2011, HUBER+SUHNER once again supported the SunCar project at ETH Zurich in 2012. True to the project motto “From sun to street”, the students at ETH Zurich have developed an electrically driven road car that runs on environmentally friendly energy. In 2012, the car participated in WAVE, the world’s largest rally for electric vehicles.

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Certified to market requirements

The HUBER+SUHNER quality policy acts as a guiding principle and is designed to align all company activities with current and future market requirements. This is demonstrated by both general certifications and various market-specific accreditations, such as ISO/TS 16949 for the automotive industry, IRIS for the railway market and, most recently, EN 9100 for the aerospace sector.

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Into orbit with Galileo

Galileo is the European equivalent of the American GPS. By 2020, this new navigation system will operate using 30 satellites orbiting the Earth – featuring products from HUBER+SUHNER.

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SeaJack: As colourful as Lego, as solid as a rock

A massive building site on the rough, open sea. Whether oil and gas platform or wind farm, the colourful SeaJack provides a stable construction base. This vessel, which almost looks like a over-dimensioned Lego creation, stands as solid as a rock, despite the often inhospitable conditions. Inside, it is fitted with highly resistant RADOXR cables from HUBER+SUHNER.

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Clean solutions for Renova Energia

Renova Energia is a Brazilian company that produces clean energy from renewable sources. Renova Energia owns several hydroelectric power plants and 14 wind farms in Brazil, one of which has already entered operation. This, the largest wind farm in Latin America, is cabled using HUBER+SUHNER fiber optic solutions.

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Solar market: HUBER+SUHNER remains true to its principles

The solar market is growing and prices are falling. HUBER+SUHNER is repositioning its activities in line with this development, while remaining true to its core company principles. Connectivity spoke to Max Goldi, Market Unit Manager Industry, about current market developments, their impact on the company’s offerings and what customers can expect from HUBER+SUHNER in the future.

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LTE: HUBER+SUHNER – market leader in North America

Worldwide initiatives to upgrade mobile communications to 4th generation LTE are continuing apace. Major network operators in the USA and Canada have already launched their first broadband networks and will continue to roll out tens of thousands of mobile communication antennas over the coming months and years. Most operators are counting on the latest solutions from HUBER+SUHNER: since January 2011, the company has been awarded tenders with a total value of over USD 100 million.

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Regional/international: Tug of War World Championship in Appenzell

Last September, Switzerland’s smallest canton experienced its largest ever sporting event in the form of the Tug of War World Championship. The world’s best rope pullers gathered in Appenzell to contest the World Championship title. 1,300 competitors from 25 countries thrilled audiences and press alike. HUBER+SUHNER sponsored the fiber optic cables used to transmit the event live on a series of large screens.

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Hybrid PistenBully provides perfect skiing conditions

Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG has been manufacturing piste-grooming vehicles for ski resorts since 1969. Over this period, the global market leader in this sector has sold around 19,000 piste-grooming vehicles in 68 countries. Its latest innovation is the PistenBully 600 E+ ‒ the first diesel-electric piste-grooming vehicle in Alpine history. Since December, the E+ has been at work in the Swiss resort of St. Moritz – with products from HUBER+SUHNER.

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Bell Mobility: More bandwidth for Canada

Bell Mobility is the leading provider of wireless networks in Canada and reaches approximately 95% of the population. To be able to satisfy the enormous increase in demand for mobile bandwidth in the future, Bell started converting its network to Long Term Evolution (LTE) some time ago. The new standard will achieve speeds of up to 150 Mbps - many times faster than today’s networks. HUBER+SUHNER solutions make it possible.

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Mission possible: High-tech tools for better medical care

In medicine, operations must succeed at the first attempt. Perfect interaction between humans and technology is critical to success. Utmost precision and reliability are a must for the technical components. Passive connections by HUBER+SUHNER open up new opportunities for minimally invasive surgery, diagnostic imaging, wireless patient monitoring and radiation therapy.

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Acculis MTA: Using microwaves to fight cancer tumours

Microsulis Medical Ltd in the South of England is one of the few manufacturers of microwave ablation equipment, a minimally invasive technique for combatting cancer. HUBER+SUHNER supplies the company with a customised semi-rigid assembly for the Acculis MTA ablation system, and is also involved in further developments as a partner for connectivity solutions.

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Electroplating: More efficiency, same quality

HUBER+SUHNER has been finishing mass parts for high-frequency connectors for over twenty years. This extensive experience of surface coating is incorporated from the product development phase onward. Our in-house electroplating facility in Herisau, Switzerland, is one of the most modern in the world and is, in part, also available to external customers. The facility is constantly optimized to ensure that it remains at the cutting edge - for example, by maximizing lot sizes.

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Pole position: 850 bhp e-racer

Chassis manufacturer Lola, and the British Paul Drayson Racing Team this year presented the prototype of the first purely electrically powered racing car. RADOX-high voltage cables from HUBER+SUHNER can be found under the bonnet of the Lola-Drayson B12/69EV.

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Swiss Federal Railway

The Swiss Federal Railway (SBB) has ordered 59 double-decker trains for intercity transport from train manufacturer Bombardier. These InterCitys and InterRegios, which are due to enter operation as of 2015, will both cover increased demand and replace older railway vehicles. In what is the second-largest rolling stock project on the European rail market, HUBER+SUHNER is cabling all the trains, including design and engineering, and will be using the new, specially-developed RADOX rail cables.

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Ahead of its time: high-voltage electrical system for E-Vito

Even before the introduction of uniform standards for electric vehicles, HUBER+SUHNER developed the high-voltage electrical system for the Mercedes E-Vito. With a direct connection and shielded cables, the high-voltage distributor meets all the key market requirements, such as electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), leak tightness and minimal contact resistances.

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Phelophepa: South Africa’s hospital on rails

If the patient can’t travel to a distant hospital, the hospital must come to the patient - on rails. Since the spring of 2012, the medical train Phelophepa II has been travelling across South Africa providing care to people in rural areas. The train is excellently equipped with medical equipment and a communications network of fiber optic connections by HUBER+SUHNER.

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New magnetic monorail: Faster through São Paulo

The Football World Cup 2014 will be held in Brazil. The summer Olympic Games follow in 2016. The population growth and constant gridlock combined with the forthcoming tourist invasion are reason enough for Brazil to extend its public transport network. São Paulo is therefore to receive a brand-new monorail – with cable systems from HUBER+SUHNER.

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Colossal: World’s largest rack railway locomotive for Brazil

To climb the steepest section between the port of Santos and Sao Paulo, rail company MRS Logistica S.A. in the south-east of Brazil relies on Swiss quality. Stadler rail is building the seven largest rack railway locomotives in the world for the freight transport specialist; the locomotives are equipped with cables by HUBER+SUHNER.

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Revolutionary: RADOX for fiber optics

For over 25 years, RADOX has been the epitome of high-quality electrical, solar, industrial and rail cables with satisfied customers across the world. Previously impossible to produce, revolutionary RADOX technology fiber optic cables are now available.

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Articulograph: A milestone in speech therapy

Language is an essential human need. A new device recently launched on the medical market brings hope to hearing impaired children and in the rehabilitation of brain injuries: The Articulograph allows speech therapy to be designed in a more targeted and efficient way, improving the speech motor system – and thus quality of life.

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World Solar Challenge: Across Australia with RADOX

Through 3,000 kilometres of Australian desert with solar energy alone – the World Solar Challenge. The solar-powered car race has been held every two or three years since 1987. Participating in 2011 was the «Aurora Evolution» vehicle, which is fully-equipped with RADOX cables donated by HUBER+SUHNER.

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LiSA for 3 Sweden

According to test reports, mobile communications provider 3 Sweden has offered the best broadband network in Sweden over the past five years. To ensure that things stay that way, the company has deliberately opted for a completely new type of cabling in the LiSA Fiber Management System from HUBER+SUHNER.

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Upgrading to 4G: Sprint makes haste

With «Project Leapfrog», Sprint, one of the largest US mobile telecommunications operators, is planning to upgrade 40,000 mobile communication sites to the new, faster 4G technology over the next four years. Approximately one third of the sites will be equipped by Ericsson – with cable assemblies from HUBER+SUHNER. A new production site dedicated specifically to these production activities was established in minimum time in Mexico.

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Pilatus PC-12: Flying high in Switzerland

Pilatus PC-12 aircraft are in action from the North Pole to the deserts of Africa and Australia: not only as a passenger carrier for corporate or private use, but often as a helper in distress. These planes are real all-rounders, flexible and reliable thanks to Swiss quality. Just like the HUBER+SUHNER cables they are equipped with.

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Special LiSA system at Swiss Post

10 GB/s connections are standard in backbone systems today, 40 GB/s and 100 GB/s will not be long in the waiting. With the enhancement of network performance, the number of devices and cables in the IT infrastructure also increases. In order to prevent a tangled mess of cables, space-saving and clever solutions are required. This of course also applies to the Swiss Post.

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Formula 1: Fiber optics in pole position

During live TV coverage, there is no second chance. According to this adage, Presteigne Charter, a leading equipment supplier for televised broadcasts always offers its customers state-ofthe- art technology. During the transmission of Formula 1 races, fiber optic cables from HUBER+SUHNER are on the grid.

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Smart grids: Efficiency through fiber optics

More intelligent and better networked: In future, existing power grids will optimise power generation and power consumption thanks to accurate real-time data. HUBER+SUHNER is supplying the fiber optic solutions for monitoring and controlling these smart grids.

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Electric mobility: High-voltage energy

The future belongs to innovative electric and hybrid vehicles. However, they also engender new problems because of the high, potentially fatal currents required. In order to prevent electric shocks during accidents, fires and short circuits, the electrical energy must be safely distributed. This places particularly high demands on the wiring and its screening. HUBER+SUHNER offers customer-specific, high-voltage distribution solutions for vehicles of this kind.

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Hydro-electric power: Vital source for Brazilian economy

Brazil has been an emerging economy for some years now. The country is investing massively in its main economic drivers, energy and infrastructure. This includes numerous hydro-electric plants, which have been built or are planned along the Amazon Basin. One of these, the UHE Santo Antônio hydro-electric plant, is currently under construction and is being equipped with fiber optic cables from HUBER+SUHNER for energy monitoring purposes.

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Sberbank: LiSA in the mega data centre

Especially for financial institutions such as banks, investment firms or insurance companies, the secure and reliable processing, storage and management of data is part of everyday business. For this reason, the Russian Sberbank is consequently building a huge mega data centre in Moscow – once again relying on LiSA products from HUBER+SUHNER.

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Fast data for fast trains

Whether Internet on board, e-ticketing, video monitoring, passenger counting, digital train control and safety systems or passenger information such as real-time information on stops, train connections and timetable changes. In today's rail traffic, optimum customer service is taken for granted just as much as a safe and comfortable journey. The requirements in terms of connectivity solutions increase as a result, as do the data volumes that need to be transmitted inside the train for these services.

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Fiber in the home: Everything networked

The fridge automatically orders missing food items from the online store, we pre-heat the oven via smartphone while drinking our after-work beer and disable the alarm system via the laptop. Will we live in homes where everything is fully networked in ten years time? The trend is clearly moving in that direction – and requires broadband in the home.

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Malaysia: Broadband for millions

The company RESB (Realm Energy/JSR Sdn Bhd) has big plans: The company is planning to supply more than two million homes in Malaysia with broadband Internet. This is to be achieved using BPL (Broadband Over Powerlines) technology, in which the signal is transmitted over the final kilometres via existing power lines. HUBER+SUHNER is supplying state-of-the-art fiber optic solutions for the project.

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Rolf Seiffert: Board member and FITH customer

A lovely single-family house in the middle of a 4000-person village in Switzerland. This is the home of Rolf Seiffert, Member of the Board of Directors (and private customer) of HUBER+SUHNER AG. In November 2011, he had Fiber in the Home installed for a high-performance satellite TV system. Connectivity asked him why he did so and how the installation went.

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Photovoltaics: Elegance in the High Alps

High above St.Moritz, at 2,400 m ASL on the Muottas Muragl, the sun shines on 300 days of the year. this makes this high-alpine mountain landscape into the perfect location for generating solar power.

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Underarm perspiration: Technological K.O.

Armpit perspiration stains are an unpleasant, but widespread phenomenon. Solutions for combating excessive perspiration, known under the medical term of hyperhidrosis, include deodorants, Botox, surgery – or cables from HUBER+SUHNER.

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SunCar by ETH Zürich: Full performance, clean energy

A car that is able to drive over long distances without burning fossil fuels, powered only be renewable energies: This is no vision of a distant future, but a current project being undertaken at ETH Zurich. The rollout of the «SunCar» was held on 31 May 2011. This was made possible by a hard-working team of students – and the support of HUBER+SUHNER.

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Chilean miners: Rescue transmitted via satellite

The mobile «EXPLORER» satellite terminal made by Danish manufacturer Thrane & Thrane enables broadband communication via satellite from any location. It is therefore often used in remote areas, e.g. for task force communication or for media coverage of disasters. A typical case was the live transmission of the spectacular rescue of the trapped Chilean miners last year. Solutions from HUBER+SUHNER were also in use during this global media event.

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Mobile communications: No congestion on the information superhighway

The volume of data traffic in mobile communication networks has literally exploded. Data volumes have quadrupled in the last two years and are expected to triple worldwide over the next two years. Why the sudden increase? The accessibility of smartphones such as the BlackBerrys and iPhones to wide sections of the population has seen data overtake calls as the main component of mobile phone communication.

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Offshore platforms: Fiber optics on the high seas

Oil and gas extracted on drilling platforms at sea must be brought to land for further use. FPSO ships (Floating, Production, Storage, Offloading) are often used for offshore production, storage, offloading and transport. Fiber optic cable systems from HUBER+SUHNER are used on-board these special ships.

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Gotthard base tunnel: Clear signal in the world’s longest tunnel

The new Gotthard base tunnel running through the heart of the Swiss Alps is 57 kilometres in length, making it the world’s longest tunnel. After eleven years of construction, breakthrough finally took place in the mountain just after 2:00 p.m. on 15 October 2010. This historic event was televised in a seven-hour live broadcast on Swiss television, which was made possible thanks to fiber optic cables from HUBER+SUHNER.

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