Outdoor Fiber Optic Cable

Figure 8 Cable

Figure-8 cables are primarily used for aerial installations where the cable needs to be self-supporting. They have a distinctive figure-8 shape, with the fibers and strength members arranged in a configuration that allows the cable to be easily installed and attached to support structures.

ADSS Cable

ADSS cable stands for All-Dielectric Self-Supporting cable. It is a type of fiber optic cable designed for aerial installations, commonly used in telecommunications and power utility applications. ADSS cables are constructed with a non-metallic, all-dielectric (non-conductive) design, which allows them to be installed on existing overhead power lines without interfering with the electrical conductivity. These cables are self-supporting, meaning they have sufficient strength and rigidity to be suspended between support structures (such as utility poles) without the need for additional messenger wires. ADSS cables are used to transmit data and telecommunications signals over long distances, providing reliable and high-speed communication capabilities.

Armored Cable

Armored cables are designed for added protection in outdoor environments. They have an additional layer of metal or polymer armor surrounding the fiber core, providing enhanced resistance to crushing, impact, rodents, and other external factors.

All-Dielectric Cable

All-dielectric cables are specifically designed for outdoor installations where electrical grounding is not possible or where the avoidance of electrical interference is required. They use non-metallic strength members and armor for high insulation and resistance to electromagnetic interference (EMI).

Direct Burial Cable

Direct burial cables are designed for installation directly into the ground without the need for conduit. They have a robust outer jacket and added layers of protection to withstand the harsh conditions underground, including moisture, soil pressure, and potential rodent damage.

Submarine Cable

Submarine cables are used for long-distance communication across underwater environments, such as across oceans or lakes. They have specialized designs that provide protection against water pressure, corrosion, and mechanical stresses associated with submarine installations.

Duct Cable

Duct cables are designed for installation within conduits or ducts, providing a protected pathway for the fiber optic cables. They are typically designed with a relatively smaller diameter to fit inside ducts and are suitable for both outdoor and indoor installations.

Ribbon Cable

Ribbon cable, also known as flat ribbon cable or flat cable, is a type of cable that consists of multiple parallel conductors or wires arranged in a flat, ribbon-like configuration. The conductors are typically insulated and held together by an outer protective sheath or jacket.

Microduct Cable

Microduct cables are a type of fiber optic cable designed for installation in microducts, which are small diameter conduits or ducts typically made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE). Microducts provide a protective pathway for the installation of fiber optic cables, allowing for efficient and organized deployment of fiber optic networks.

Optical Fibre Composite Overhead Ground Wire (OPGW)

Optical Fiber Composite Overhead Ground Wire (OPGW) is a specialized type of cable that combines optical fibers and conductive elements within a single cable structure. OPGW cables are primarily used in overhead power transmission and distribution lines to provide both electrical grounding and fiber optic communication capabilities.

Stranded Loose-Tube Cable

Loose-tube cables are a popular choice for outdoor installations. They consist of multiple optical fibers placed within gel-filled or water-blocking loose tubes. The loose tubes provide protection against moisture, temperature variations, and physical stress, making them ideal for long-distance and outdoor applications.

Airblown Micro Fiber Optic Cable

A type of fiber optic cable designed for installation in microducts using an air-assisted blowing technique, allowing for rapid and controlled deployment.

Drop Cable

A specialized type of cable used in fiber optic network installations to connect individual premises or customers to the main distribution network, typically for “last mile” connections.