Nexans launches NCX®, a new high-speed miniaturized coaxial cable

Paris, October 23, 2001 - Nexans launches a new series of cables - the NCX®  cables - designed to meet the miniaturization and high-speed requirements for STM1 connections between switching and transmission equipment.

The NCX® cables support voice, Internet, video and, more generally, all data transmissions at rates of up to 155 Mbit/s. They come in a smaller diameter (3.6 mm) but offer better performance (connections of up to 110 m) than the current standards. NCX® cables exist in several versions: mono *1, multi * 4, 8, 16.

Nexans places its customers' specific needs high on its list of priorities, and works constantly to extend its product range to ensure they are satisfied.

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Formed from Alcatel Cables and Components, Nexans is a worldwide leader in the cable industry. Nexans product portfolio includes an extensive range of cables and systems. Nexans solutions can be found in every area of people's lives, from telecommunications and energy networks, to aeronautics aerospace, automobile, building, petrochemical and medical applications. Operating in 20 countries, Nexans employs 19,000 people and had sales in 2000 of euros 4.8 billion. More information on