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Aerial Cables

Aerial Cables

Aerial cables are suspended from poles or pylons or mounted on buildings. Some are self-supporting, requiring no separate messenger wire between poles to support the cable’s weight.

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ALTOS® Loose Tube

The most commonly-deployed dielectric outdoor cable design, with fiber counts from 2 to 288 fibers and up to 432 fibers for gel-filled. Dielectric loose tube cables are suitable for lashed aerial and duct installations.

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All-Dielectric Self-Supporting (ADSS)

Completely metal-free design with fiber counts from 12 to 288 fibers, suitable for deployment near high-voltage power lines in long spans. These cables can be installed in short spans between aerial poles without a separate messenger upon which to attach the optical cable. Also available in mid and long-length spans.

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ALTOS® Figure-8

Unique design with fiber counts from 12 to 288 fibers, featuring a steel messenger for quick, easy, one-step installation on pole and building infrastructure in short spans. These cables are not suitable for deployment near high-voltage power lines.

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ALTOS® Ribbon Cables

72, 144 or 288 fibers per tube are stranded around a central member enabling isolated access to individual tubes and ribbon stacks for mass-fusion splicing. Fiber counts from 288 to 1728 fibers.

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SST-Ribbon™ Gel-Free Cables

Fiber counts from 12 to 864 fibers. 12 fibers are arranged in a ribbon, enabling fast mass-fusion splicing. These cables feature steel-tape armor so that they can be installed directly into the ground without the use of a protective conduit or duct.

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