Berk-Tek Expands its EVERYTHING IP Platform to Include Fiber Solutions

November 4, 2016 – Fuquay Varina, NC – Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company and leading manufacturer of copper and fiber network infrastructure solutions, expands its EVERYTHING IP platform to include fiber optic solutions.      

Years ago, Berk-Tek recognized that IP networks would one day be at the center of virtually everything we do.  Hence, Everything IP would eventually be here and it would mean lots of changes in what we need and expect from our network infrastructure. At that time, the company identified three market drivers that would force the development of new technologies: Explosive Bandwidth Growth, an Evolution in Wireless Technology, and More Power over Ethernet. 

As a result of the Evolution in Wireless Technology, we are now starting to experience the rapid adoption of Category 6A, primarily to support the growth of the 802.11ac wireless technology.  As the speed and bandwidth of wireless access points (WAP) continues to increase with 802.11ac, not only will we need more Category 6A to each WAP, but also, more WAPs will be needed to support the same square footage as previous 802.11 generations.

The industry is therefore witnessing a transition from 1-Gigabit drops to a wall outlet to 10-Gigabit drops to ceiling outlets.  The 10-Gigabit backbone installed 10 years ago to support 1-Gigabit drops isn’t going to be enough anymore.  Moving to a 40-Gigabit backbone to support a growing number of 10-Gigabit drops warrants serious consideration.

Berk-Tek’s new EVERYTHING IP platform explains that moving from 10 Gigabits per second to 40 Gigabits per second reduces the reach of OM3 fiber (typically used in backbone applications) from 300 meters to 100 meters. Berk-Tek has a very unique multimode solution using their GIGAliteTM-10XB fiber with their enhanced transceivers. The solution allows customers to extend their reach to 500 meters at 40 Gigabits without having to move to a much more expensive single mode solution.  Contact your local Berk-Tek representative for more information, or visit the company’s website at

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Susan Larson Marketing Communications Manager, Berk-Tek
Phone 717-351-9320

About Berk-Tek, A Leviton Company

For 60 years, Berk-Tek has been a leading manufacturer of more than 100 different network copper and fiber optic cable products. The company has led in the development of high-performance and enhanced fiber optic and UTP cables designed to transport high-speed data and voice transmissions. Berk-Tek has major manufacturing facilities at New Holland, PA, Fuquay-Varina, NC and Elm City, NC. For more information, visit

About Nexans

As a global leader in advanced cabling and connectivity solutions, Nexans brings energy to life through an extensive range of best-in-class products and innovative services. For over 120 years, innovation has been the company’s hallmark, enabling Nexans to drive a safer, smarter and more efficient future together with its customers. Today, the Nexans Group is committed to facilitating energy transition and supporting the exponential growth of data by empowering its customers in four main business areas: Building & Territories (including utilities, smart grids, e­mobility), High Voltage & Projects (covering offshore wind farms, submarine interconnections, land high voltage), Telecom & Data (covering data transmission, telecom networks, hyperscale data centers, LAN), and Industry & Solutions (including renewables, transportation, Oil & Gas, automation, and others). Corporate Social Responsibility is a guiding principle of Nexans’ business activities and internal practices. In 2013 Nexans became the first cable provider to create a Foundation supporting sustainable initiatives bringing access to energy to disadvantaged communities worldwide. The Group’s commitment to developing ethical, sustainable and high-quality cables drives its active involvement within several leading industry associations, including Europacable, The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), International Cablemakers Federation (ICF) or CIGRE to mention a few. Nexans employs more than 26,000 people with industrial footprint in 34 countries and commercial activities worldwide. In 2017, the Group generated 6.4 billion euros in sales. Nexans is listed on Euronext Paris, compartment A. For more information, please consult: