Campus & Data Centers – Why Ribbon
Technology Works for You
Characteristics and Benefits of Ribbon Fiber &
Ribbon Cables
By
Kurt Templeman, RCDD
INDEX
1.
Fiber Optic Specifications
2.
Advantages of Standard Fiber Optic Ribbon Based Cables
3.
Advantages of Splicing Fiber Optic Ribbon
4.
Connectivity Options for Splicing Fiber Optic Ribbon
5.
2nd Generation Fiber Optic Ribbon
6.
Ultra High Fiber Count Cable Overview & Advantages
7.
Conclusion – Review of Benefits
©2016 Sumitomo Electric Lightwave. All Rights Reserved
History of Fiber Cable
Long History of
Successful Deployment
Over 35 years of successful deployment provides
assurance that the technology is solid, reliable …
History of 30 years
Primarily 4, 8, 12 fiber
ribbons
1980
Smaller diameter
High fiber count
Ribbon Slotted Core Cable
1990
Mass Ribbon Fusion Splicer
1000-Fiber Ribbon “Multi” Slotted Core Cable
40mm
1000-Fiber Ribbon “Single” Slotted Core Cable
Mid-span
access
28mm
ROL stranded core
2000
Small diameter and Light weight
1000-Fiber Ribbon Slotted Core Cable
23mm
Enhanced Peelable Ribbon
Easy Accessibility Cable
2010
Progress in
Workability
Single fiber
operation
Ribbon Fiber & Identification
Easy Identification
Standard color codes and print string on ribbon make
identification easy. Many more fibers installed in less
time, terminated faster and proven reliability show why
ribbon growth has been explosive.
12 Strand SM Fiber
24 Strand SM Fiber
36 Strand SM Fiber
Optical Fiber Specifications & Guidelines
FIBER TYPE
ITU
TIA DETAIL
ISO/IEC
492AAAB
50um Multimode Fiber
G.651
492AAAC-A
11801
G.651
492AAAA
11801
G.652B
492CAAA
60793-2-50 B1.1
Non-Dispersion Shifted Single Mode Fiber with
"Zero Water Peak"
G.652D
492CAAB
60793-2-50 B1.3
Dispersion Shifted Single Mode Fiber
G.653B
492DAAA
60793-2-50 B2
Cut-Off Shifted Fiber
G.654C
see ITU
see ITU
G.655C
492EAAA
60793-2-50 B4
G.655D
492EAAA
60793-2-50 B4
G.655E
492EAAA
60793-2-50 B4
G.656
see ITU
60793-2-50 B5
G.657A1
see ITU
60793-2-50 B6A
G.657A2
see ITU
60793-2-50 B6A
G.657B2
see ITU
60793-2-50 B6B
G.657B3
see ITU
60793-2-50 B6B
62.5um Multimode Fiber
Non-Dispersion Shifted Single Mode Fiber
Non-Zero Dispersion Shifted Single Mode Fiber
(NZDSF)
Non-Zero Dispersion Shifted Wideband Transport
Fiber (NZWTF)
Bend-Insensitive Single Mode Fiber
ITU – T G.652D
Uniformity of Fiber
in Ribbon
Ribbons manufactured with fiber which adhere to the standards provide
compatibility…
The core concentricity offset allows ribbon to be spliced uniformly
STANDARD SINGLE MODE FIBER
Core concentricity offset
0.8 microns ( SEL = 0.4)
[presentation name goes here]
Cladding diameter
125 microns, +/- 0.5
Mode field diameter
8.6-9.2 microns, +/- 0.6
microns
Bend Insensitive Fibers are typically at
the low end of the mode field
measurement, 8.6 microns, or better.
Optical Fiber Standards
`
General
Type
Refractive Index Profile
Manufacturing Process
ITU-T G.652.D
ITU-T G.657.A1
ITU-T G.657.A2
Max. / Typical
Max. / Typical
Max. / Typical
Single Mode
Matched Clad
VA D
Single-Mode
Matched Clad
VA D
Single-Mode
Matched Clad
VA D
125.0 + 0.5 um
125.0 + 1.0 um
125.0 + 1.0 um
Dimensional
Cladding Diameter
Cladding Non-circularity
< 0.5 %
< 1.0 %
< 1.0 %
Core to Cladding Concentricity
< 0.4 um
< 0.4 um
< 0.4 um
245 + 5 um
245 + 10 um
245 + 10 um
< 0.31 / 0.19 dB/km
0.40dB/km @ 1310
0.22 dB/km @ 1550 nm
0.25 dB/km @ 1625 nm
0.40 dB/km @ 1310nm
0.37 dB/km @ 1380 nm
0.22 dB/km @ 1550 nm
0.25 dB/km @ 1625 nm
A ttenuation Point
Discontinuities
< 0.10 dB
< 0.10 dB @ 1550 nm
< 0.10 dB @ 1550 nm
Cabled Cutoff Wavelength
< 1260 nm
< 1450 nm
< 1300 nm
9.2 + 0.4 um @ 1310nm
Typ. 10.4 + 1.0 um @ 1550 nm
9.2 + 0.50 um
8.3 + 0.50 um
1302 - 1322 nm
< 1450 nm
< 1450 nm
Coating Diameter
Transmission
Typical Uncabled A ttenuation
(1310/1550 nm)
Mode Field Diameter
Zero Dispersion Wavelength
Zero Dispersion Slope
2
2
2
< 0.090 ps/(nm km)
< 0.060 ps/(nm km)
< 0.2 ps/ km 1/2
< 0.2 ps/ km 1/2
120 kpsi
100 kpsi
125 kpsi
Temperature (-60 to 85oC)
< 0.05 dB/km @ 1310/1550 nm
< 0.05 dB/km @ 1550 nm
< 0.05 dB/km @ 1550 nm
Temp-Humidity
< 0.05 dB/km @ 1310/1550 nm
(-10 ~ 85oC / 30 ~ 98% RH)
< 0.05 dB/km @ 1550 nm
(-40 ~ 85oC / 30 ~ 98% RH)
< 0.05 dB/km @ 1550 nm
(-40 ~ 85oC / 30 ~ 98% RH)
Polarization Mode Dispersion
< 0.05 ps/(nm km)
< 0.2 ps/ km
1/2
Mechanical
Proof Test
Environmental (as fiber)
Ribbon Competitive Advantage
Easy Peel
Technology




The most user friendly ribbon is craft friendly…. Strips faster
and easier for speed of termination
Fibers separate easily, cleanly - improves productivity, no additional cleaning of fibers necessary
Provides for access to individual fibers easily
Various fiber counts available – Flexibility
Supports 1G/10G/100G/400G with 12F based ribbons, 40G with 8F based ribbons
INDEX
1.
Fiber Optic Specifications
2.
Advantages of Standard Fiber Optic Ribbon Based Cables
3.
Advantages of Splicing Fiber Optic Ribbon
4.
Connectivity Options for Splicing Fiber Optic Ribbon
5.
2nd Generation Fiber Optic Ribbon
6.
Ultra High Fiber Count Cable Overview & Advantages
7.
Conclusion – Review of Benefits
©2016 Sumitomo Electric Lightwave. All Rights Reserved
Advantages of Fiber Optic Ribbon Cable
Greater Fiber
Packing Density
For indoor rated cables with fiber counts of 144 or greater
the fiber packing density with fiber optic ribbon based central
tube cables exceeds that of typical loose tube construction…
144ct 250um Loose Tube
Cable
216ct Ribbon Central
Tube Cable
~0.61in
(15.6mm)
~0.625in.
(15.9mm)
At these counts and higher the smaller OD ribbon based cable allows for better utilization of cable trays and cable management
Advantages of Fiber Optic Ribbon Cable
Greater Fiber
Packing Density
Cable OD
Comparing ribbon cables to loose tube or tight buffer cable
constructions the fiber count per cable OD is significantly greater
for the ribbon based central tube cable construction…
144ct 900um Tight Buffer
Cable
144ct 250um Loose Tube
Cable
216ct Ribbon Central
Tube Cable
~0.61in.
(15.6m)
~0.625 in.
(15.9m)
At these counts and higher the smaller OD ribbon based cable allows for better utilization of cable trays and cable management
~0.93in.
(23.6m)
Advantages of Fiber Optic Ribbon Cable
Greater Fiber
Packing Density
Bend Radius
In this example, due to the greater fiber packing density the
216ct ribbon central tube cable has the smallest bend radius
compared to the 144ct loose tube and tight buffer constructions.
216ct Ribbon Central
Tube Cable
144ct 250um Loose
Tube Cable
144ct 900um Tight
Buffer Cable
MBR-I = 9.0in. (234mm)
MBR-O = 6.1in. (156mm)
MBR-I = 9.4in. (239mm)
MBR-O = 6.3in. (159mm)
MBR-I = 13.9in. (354mm)
MBR-O = 9.3in. (236mm)
MBR-I = Minimum Bend Radius during Installation / MBR-O = Operational/After Installation
At these and higher fiber counts, the ribbon central tube construction installation and operation in terms of handling and routing is
the same or better than that of the loose tube and tight buffer constructions
Fiber Optic Cable – Premise
Riser Ribbon
Plenum
Ribbon
Interlock
Armor Riser
Ribbon
48 - 864
48 - 432
48 - 432
Interlock
Armor
Plenum
Ribbon
48 - 432
Tensile Load - I
600
600
600
600
Tensile Load - O
200
200
200
200
-40 to 70°C
(-40 to 158°F)
-40 to 70°C
(-40 to 158°F)
-40 to 70°C
(-40 to 158°F)
-40 to 70°C
(-40 to 158°F)
Fiber Count
SMF (652 / 657)
MM (OM2/3/4)
Operating
Temperature Range
Outside Diameter
48 to 96-0.52"
108 to 216 -0.62"
288 to 432 -0.81"
576 to 864- 1.01"
48 to 96-0.55"
108 to 216 -0.65"
288 to 432 -0.85"
48 to 96 - 0.81"
48 to 96 - 0.83"
108 to 216 - 0.91" 108 to 216 - 0.87"
288 to 432 - 1.16" 288 to 432 - 1.15"
New UHFC INDOOR CABLES
Greater Fiber
Packing Density
With the Market demanding more fiber in smaller packages…
New Cables include:
LSHF – Low Smoke Halogen Free
UHFC - 1728
PLIABLE RIBBON / INDOOR RISER CABLE
1728
FIBER COUNT
25.6mm /1 .01” O.D.
Fiber Optic Cable – Outside Plant
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor/Outdoor Indoor/Outdoor
Interlock Armor
Ribbon
Ribbon
Ribbon
Fiber Count
Hostile
Environment
Cable
48 - 144
576 - 864
48 - 864
48 - 216
Tensile Load - I
600
600
600
600
Tensile Load - O
200
200
200
200
SMF (652 / 657)
MM (OM2/3/4)
Outside Diameter
Operating
Temperature Range
48 - 0.61"
60 to 144 - 0.67"
-40 to 70°C
(-40 to 158°F)
576 to 864 - 1.03"
-40 to 70°C
(-40 to 158°F)
48 to 96 - 0.89"
108 to 144 - 1.02"
576 to 864 - 1.51"
-40 to 70°C
(-40 to 158°F)
48 to 96 - 0.67"
108 to 216 - 0.77"
-40 to 130°C
(-40 to 266°F)
INDEX
1.
Fiber Optic Specifications
2.
Advantages of Standard Fiber Optic Ribbon Based Cables
3.
Advantages of Splicing Fiber Optic Ribbon
4.
Connectivity Options for Splicing Fiber Optic Ribbon
5.
New Pliable Fiber Optic Ribbon…Advantages & Benefits
6.
Ultra High Fiber Count Cable Overview & Advantages
7.
Conclusion – Review of Benefits
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Advantages of Splicing Ribbon
Equipment for
Single versus
Mass Splicing
Single Fiber Core Alignment
Jacket
Stripper
The difference in splicing ribbon fiber versus single fiber is the
thermal jacket remover versus using the jacket stripping
tool… AND you are doing 12 fibers at a time….
Multi-Fiber Mass Fusion
Can also splice single fibers
Thermal
Jacket
Remover
Advantages of Splicing Ribbon
Termination
Advantages
Single Fiber Fusion Splice
Ribbon based cable constructions offer multiple advantages
over loose tube and tight buffer cable constructions in the area
of terminations. Advantages exist in both time and costs…
12ct Ribbon Fusion Splice
Advantages of Splicing Ribbon
Termination
Advantages
Typical splicing time for inline fusion splicing either two
single 250um coated fibers or two 12ct ribbons is about the
same, ~120sec
(This is an average time which may be less or more depending on technician experience and/or
technicians per fusion splicing unit)
Single Fiber Fusion Splicing
Process
12ct Ribbon Fusion Splicing
Process
Strip
Strip
Clean
Clean
Cleave
~120sec
Splice
*Protect
Cleave
Splice
*Advancements in heater technology & dual heater splicers
equalize protection time for single and ribbon splicing
*Protect
Advantages of Splicing Ribbon
Termination
Advantages
How about quality of splice between core alignment and
ribbon splicing?
Core Alignment Fiber Fusion
Splicer
(and/or V-Groove alignment fusion splicers)
Typical Splice Loss,
Identical Fibers
for *CA fusion splicer
SMF: 0.02dB
MMF: 0.01dB
Typical Splice Loss,
Identical Fibers
for *Ribbon fusion splicer
SMF: 0.05dB
MMF: 0.02dB
12ct Ribbon Fusion Splicer
While the core alignment fusion splicer yields lower loss splices, the ribbon based splicer yields splice losses well inside the typical
allowable loss per splice point.
*Splice loss performance dependent on specific splicer manufacturers and models
Advantages of Splicing Ribbon
Termination
Advantages
…so, at ~120sec per splice for either a single fiber or 12ct
ribbon splice the following comparison is true for in-line splicing
a 144ct loose tube and 144ct ribbon based cable…
Single Fiber Fusion Splice
144 single splices
@ 120 sec per splice
=17,280 sec
Or
288 minutes
Or
4.8 hours
12ct Ribbon Fusion Splice
144 fibers = 12 ribbons
@ 120 sec per splice
=1,440 sec
Or
24 minutes
Or
Half an Hour!
Splicing 12ct ribbon in this scenario is 92% more efficient than splicing single fiber
Advantages of Splicing Ribbon
Termination
Advantages
Single Fiber Fusion
Splice
Not only is splicing 12ct ribbon significantly more efficient in
regards to time, but the time savings is a DIRECT correlation to
cost savings…
12ct Ribbon Fusion
Splice
•
Advantage of Ribbon Cable
• More advantageous for network owner to deploy ribbon based cable and specify ribbon
splicing, as ribbon splicing requires fewer splices
•
Labor Saving Advantage of Ribbon
• More advantageous for contractor to have ribbon based cable installed and utilize ribbon
splicing to reduce the amount of time/labor to complete the splicing
Advantages of Splicing Ribbon Cable
Termination
Advantages
A few additional termination advantages when deploying ribbon
based cable compared to loose tube or tight buffer cable
constructions…
Single Fiber Fusion
Splice Sleeve
12ct Ribbon Fusion
Splice Sleeve
Splice Tray
Single FPS List Price ~$0.25/ea.
Ribbon FPS List Price ~$0.90/ea.
144 Single Splices ~$36
12 Ribbon Splices ~$10.80
90% Savings using Ribbon Based Cables!
AND
AND
Splice Tray List Price ~$35/ea.
Splice Tray List Price ~$35/ea.
12 Splice Sleeves per Splice Tray
12 Splice Sleeves per Splice Tray
*Not
to= even
mention
the space savings as well which
correlates
a Tray
144 Single
Splices
12 Splice
Trays
12 Ribbon
Splices =to
1 Splice
12 Splice Trays ~$420
1 Splice Trays ~$35
dollar savings too!!
Total of Splice Sleeves and Trays
~$456
Total of Splice Sleeves and Trays
~$45.80
*144ct fiber splicing scenario
Loose Tube or Tight Buffer
*144ct fiber splicing scenario
Ribbon Based Cable
Advantages of Standard Ribbon Cable
Termination
Advantages
12ct Ribbon
to LC Fan-Out
What if the application requires termination to single fiber
based connectors, such as LC connectors? Isn’t it better then
to have loose tube or tight buffer cable construction?
12ct Ribbon
Fusion splice ribbon based cable to 12ct
ribbon to LC fan-out
INDEX
1.
Fiber Optic Specifications
2.
Advantages of Standard Fiber Optic Ribbon Based Cables
3.
Advantages of Splicing Fiber Optic Ribbon
4.
Connectivity Options for Splicing Fiber Optic Ribbon
5.
2nd Generation Fiber Optic Ribbon
6.
Ultra High Fiber Count Cable Overview & Advantages
7.
Conclusion – Review of Benefits
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Yesterdays Connectivity Options
Connectivity of
Yesterday
First there was the labor intensive Puck & Polish, then Pigtails
which required splice trays and then Mechanical Connectors
which had index matching gel issues…
Pigtails (w/Splice trays)
Puck & Polish Connector
Mechanical Connectors




Labor Intensive
Blind Results
Totally Technician
Dependent
Yield??

Expensive

Additional space required

Expensive

Factory polished connector

Blind Results


Index Matching Gel
Requires Technician to pre-fit
pigtail in splice tray
Today’s Connectivity Options for Fiber
Connectivity of
Today
Fusion splicing of individual fibers is faster, easier, not
dependent on technician, known results…
Splice-on Connectors provide the greatest in speed and
accuracy, reliability for todays/future networks
Splice-on Connectors solves the problems of
yesterdays connectors…
 No Blind Splicing
 Factory Polished End Face
 No Index Matching Gel Issues
 Technician Independent
Lynx2 CustomFit® SOC’s
Splice-OnConnectors
Fast, reliable, no index matching gel, fusion splicer provides
much higher yields… for all connector types
 Kevlar strength members attached to the housing provide
excellent pull out strength without pulling back on ferrule
 Fast and exact lengths achieved on-site without the problems
of slack
 Instant splice loss feedback
 Factory ferrule and fiber bond
 Removes the technician judgment call inherent in mechanical
splice technology
Connectivity Options for Fiber Ribbon
Options for
Ribbon Splicing
So we have seen the differences in single fiber splicing versus
splicing ribbon and the old style connectors. How can these
advantages be exploited for connectivity options?
Lets explore the options further
Ribbon Fiber Cassette
Ribbon Break Out Kits
Splice On MPO
Connectivity Options for Fiber Ribbon
1st Option
Breakout Kits
12 Fiber Ribbon Break
Out Kit
What if the application requires termination from ribbon to
single fiber based connectors, such as LC connectors?
1. Most cost effective per connector
2. Available in all currently available
connector types, fiber types, and lengths
3. Ribbon break-outs allow the fast, easy
change of connector types with a single ribbon
splice
Ribbon Interface
MPO Cassette Interface Options
2nd Option
Splice-On MPO
MPO connectors plug into the cassette to allow quick, easy and
technician independent change.
Splice-On MPO connector allows you to work with any ribbon cable and have the exact length
you need without any pre-engineering design work.
Lynx2 MPO
MPO Interface
HD
LGX
SEL
LGX-Conversion
Ribbon Fiber Cassette Interface Options
3rd Option
Ribbon Fiber
Cassettes
HD
What if the application requires termination from ribbon to single
fiber based connectors, such as LC connectors?
1.
Cassettes with ribbon pigtails can
provide any standard type connector
2.
Cassettes with ribbon pigtails are
terminated with a single mass splice
3.
Cassettes with ribbon pigtails allow
the fast, easy change of connector
types with a single splice
4.
Cost Effective because no preengineered cable length is required
SEL
LGX
Prestubbed Fiber Optic Patch Panel
4th Option
Pre-stubbed
Ribbon Panels
What if the application requires termination from ribbon to
single fiber based connectors, such as LC connectors?

Cable comes pre-terminated with choice of
connector/shelf

The fastest installation method for high fiber count
applications

Exact length cable available to make installation even
faster

The lowest loss installation method- NO IN-PANEL SPLICES
Lynx2 CustomFit® SOC’s
SOC’s – Cover
your every
connector need
Comparing ribbon cables to loose tube or tight buffer cable
constructions the fiber count per cable OD is significantly greater
for the ribbon based central tube cable construction…
Panel with ribbon termination options.
INDEX
1.
Fiber Optic Specifications
2.
Advantages of Standard Fiber Optic Ribbon Based Cables
3.
Advantages of Splicing Fiber Optic Ribbon
4.
Connectivity Options for Splicing Fiber Optic Ribbon
5.
2nd Generation Fiber Optic Ribbon
6.
Ultra High Fiber Count Cable Overview & Advantages
7.
Conclusion – Review of Benefits
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Pliable Ribbon…Advantages & Benefits
Greater Fiber
Packing Density
Comparing ribbon cables to loose tube or tight buffer cable
constructions the fiber count per cable OD is significantly
greater for the ribbon based central tube cable construction…
Mesh Structure
Transforms Easily
4-fiber ribbon part
2-fiber ribbon part
Cross
section
 Pliable ribbon is splice compatible with Conventional ribbon
 Pliable ribbon promotes smaller cable diameter
 Pliable ribbon is used for higher count slotted and central core cables
Pliable Ribbon…Advantages & Benefits
Pliable Ribbon
Structure
 Pliable ribbon creates a
paradigm shift for cable
design and construction
 Increases ribbon
packing density
 Retains the termination
advantages of standard
ribbon
Pliable ribbon structure is similar to standard ribbon structure but
with spaced separations of fiber groupings.
Pliable Ribbon shown
fanned out
Pliable Ribbon Spliced to
Standard Ribbon
INDEX
1.
Fiber Optic Specifications
2.
Advantages of Standard Fiber Optic Ribbon Based Cables
3.
Advantages of Splicing Fiber Optic Ribbon
4.
Connectivity Options for Splicing Fiber Optic Ribbon
5.
2nd Generation Fiber Optic Ribbon
6.
Ultra High Fiber Count Cable Overview & Advantages
7.
Conclusion – Review of Benefits
©2016 Sumitomo Electric Lightwave. All Rights Reserved
Ultra High Fiber Count Cable Overview
Ultra High Fiber
Count Cable
It’s not just about making a cable with more fiber, it’s about
making a cable with a lot more fiber that can still work in
existing conduit pathways
By utilizing the combined technology of pliable ribbon and bend
insensitive fiber (such as G657A1) high fiber count cables can be
designed to improve utilization of existing cable pathways
ITU-T G.652.D and G.657.A1 .
Ultra High Fiber Count Cable
with Pliable Ribbon
Greater Fiber
Packing Density
Comparing ribbon cables to loose tube or tight buffer cable
constructions the fiber count per cable OD is significantly greater
for the ribbon based central tube cable construction…
12-Fiber Pliable Ribbon
Ribbon Marking Code
Ribbon
Marking
Ultra High Fiber Count Cable Advantages
Ultra High Fiber
Count Cable
UHFC design utilizing the combination of pliable ribbon and
bend insensitive fiber gives higher packing density to achieve
cable with 2X+ fiber capacity within same duct space
Additionally, the UHFC/pliable ribbon based design allows for identical termination advantages as
presented earlier with standard ribbon based cable constructions
1728ct UHFC
OSP Rated Cable
1728ct LTR
OSP Rated Cable
864ct
OSP Rated Cable
OD ~1.0in. (25.6mm)
OD ~1.34in. (34mm)
OD ~1.0in. (25.6mm)
Allowable Duct = 1.5”
Allowable Duct = 2.0”
Allowable Duct = 1.5”
Ultra High Fiber Count Cable Advantages
Fiber Count
1152
1728
3456
Tensile Load - I
600
600
600
Tensile Load - O
200
200
200
Operating Temperature
Range
-40 to 70°C
(-40 to 158°F)
-40 to 70°C
(-40 to 158°F)
-40 to 70°C
(-40 to 158°F)
OD
25mm/0.98"
26mm/1.02"
34mm/1.34"
SMF (652 / 657)
Central Strength Member
What’s next?
Ultra High Fiber Count Cable Overview
Termination
Advantages
What are your options for terminating UHFC?
Data Center
OSP Cable
UHFC
EF
(MPOE)
IC
MDA
(MDF)
IC
HDA
IC
IDA
(IDF)
Shelves with LC adapters
Inline splicing for initial
distribution of entry cables
Cable Entrance
Frame
Terminating to connector for
further distribution/patching
Ultra High Fiber Count Cable Overview
Termination
Options
Pre-stubbed Shelves
Comparing the density of the various options and ease of
installation versus……
Patch Panels
OSP HFC Closures
OSP Cable Entrance
Facilities
Pre-terminated Shelves
End-To-End Solutions…
INDEX
1.
Fiber Optic Specifications
2.
Advantages of Standard Fiber Optic Ribbon Based Cables
3.
Advantages of Splicing Fiber Optic Ribbon
4.
Connectivity Options for Splicing Fiber Optic Ribbon
5.
2nd Generation Fiber Optic Ribbon
6.
Ultra High Fiber Count Cable Overview & Advantages
7.
Conclusion – Review of Benefits
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Review of Benefits
*Easily identifiable
*Available in SMF & MMF
*Easy Peel Ribbon Technology
*Smaller Cable OD’s per fiber
*Save’s space in cable trays
*Fastest splicing per fiber
*Multiple termination options
*New Higher fiber count cables
Cost savings unmatched
©2016 Sumitomo Electric Lightwave. All Rights Reserved
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