Optical ribbon cable

Aug. 1, 1997

Optical ribbon cable

The 24-fiber ribbon cable can be split into two 12-fiber ribbons for mass fusion splicing or peeled to access individual fibers in either mid-span or end entry. Longitudinal, sheath-embedded strength elements allow for rapid sheath entry while providing high tensile strength. The cable uses dry water-absorbing materials outside the buffer tube. It is available in fiber counts to 432 in an all-dielectric sheath.

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Corp.

Research Triangle Park, NC

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