Compared to conventional cables, Sumitomo Electric's ribbon slotted-core and microduct cables offer enormous cost savings in both initial investment and long-term maintenance cost. The higher the number of fibers and the longer the period of use, the more powerful the effect.
Duct usage can be much more efficient with Sumitomo’s thinner high-fiber-count optical cables. In addition, thinner optical cable can be coiled on a smaller drum enabling lower shipping cost and storage fee.
Our mass fusion splicer, TYPE-72M12, combined with dry cable construction brings you a dramatic working efficiency. By splicing 12-fiber ribbons at once, the splicing time is up to 5 times faster than single splice.
FREEFORM Ribbon™ enables dense fiber
packing and smaller cable diameters, enabling
higher densities in space-constrained situations.
In addition, the 12-fiber ribbon “FREEFORM”, which
has achieved the world’s highest level of precision,
is horizontally and vertically aligned. It provides the same
workability as conventional flat fiber ribbons. Sumitomo
Electric provides the 6,912F optical fiber cable which is the
world’s highest fiber count.
Able to pack higher fiber count compared to conventional ribbon fibers.
Splicing 12 fibers fusion at a time saves fusion splicing time dramatically.
80% reduction of time compared to 12 times of single splice.
Ribbon is simply split into single fibers.
Easy compatibility with conventional loose tube cable.
Sumitomo Electric also places importance on post-delivery support and cooperates with local sales offices around the world to provide technical and commercial support close to the customer.