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. Therefore, FREEFORM Ribbon™ provides high workability and an optimized fusion splicing process.
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.
We have an innovative ultra high fiber count cables lineup from 144 up to 864. Install your fibers efficiently with future demand in mind.
The diameter of our microduct cables has been dramatically reduced.
For example, compared to a conventional 10.2mm 288-fiber microduct cable, Sumitomo’s microduct cable enables deployment of 432 fibers in the same duct space. This feature demonstrates more efficiency as the number of fibers increases. Conventional 288-fiber cables occupy three ducts to install 864 fibers, but our 432-fiber cables uses only two. Extra duct can be rented out or set aside for future expansion.
The high density packing and smaller diameter, provides a solution to maximize the utilization of existing duct.
Our mass fusion splicer and ultra high density microduct cable combination brings you a dramatic working efficiency. Mass splicing 12 fiber ribbon reduces splicing time by up to 80% compared to single splice.
*Includes preparation time
Gel-free water blocking design makes it easy to install your cables.
Avoid wasting valuable time in cleaning off gel before splicing or termination!
Our ultra high density microduct cable increases ROI by lower installation costs per fiber, lower duct rental fees and lower storage costs.
FREEFORM Ribbon™ can be easily split into single fibers for single splice. And also singles fibers can be ribbonised by ribboniser for mass splicing.
Just connect with your existing work(not ribbon cable) as usual.
We utilize fibers meeting ITU-T G.652.D / G.657.A1.A2 standards, perfect for any application such as FTTx, data centers and 5G infrastructure.
Easy to split and
Able to mass fusion splice with ribbonized single fibers
With innovative, lightweight and ultra low friction sheath, our microduct cables can be used not only for air-blowing but also for pulling installation.
Our fibers passing higher proof-test level of 1.5% can have higher resistance against strain for cable pulling.
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Water blocking tape
12-fiber FREEFORM Ribbon™
Low-friction HDPE jacket