Fiber ribbon cables hold up to 1008 optical fibers

January 4, 2006 Atlanta, GA -- Superior Essex has introduced a family of "outside plant" fiber ribbon cable products with a 1008 fiber-count design, able to contain between 288 and 1008 optical fibers. Available in all-dielectric and armored constructions, each of the fiber cable products utilizes a stranded tube design containing up to 12 fiber-optic ribbons and 144 optical fibers per tube.

January 4, 2006 Atlanta, GA -- Superior Essex has introduced a family of "outside plant" fiber ribbon cable products with a 1008 fiber-count design, able to contain between 288 and 1008 optical fibers.

The company notes that telecommunications service providers often require high fiber-count (>432 fibers) cables for the high-traffic backbone transport portions of their networks. Available in all-dielectric and armored constructions, each of the fiber cable products utilizes a stranded tube design containing up to 12 fiber-optic ribbons and 144 optical fibers per tube.

Multiple tubes are combined within the cable to allow for the maximum 1008 total optical fibers. According to the company, this stranded tube design allows for easier separation of the optical fibers than typical "central tube" high fiber-count cable designs.

"The significant advantage of this cable design is that it has the best fiber density of any high fiber-count stranded tube ribbon cable on the market today," remarks John Armistead, director of OSP Fiber Cable product management for Superior Essex. "This attribute can be critical for installations with limited duct space."

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