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AFL expands eABF line with 72-fiber cable

February 11, 2015 | By Renée Francoeur

February 11, 2015 – A 72-fiber eABF cable that uses Spider Web Ribbon (SWR) technology has been added to AFL’s eABF air-jetted solution line.

AFL says it’s smaller than traditional flat ribbon cables, the 72-fiber cable is “optimized for jetting into the Dura-Line 8.5/6 mm Enterprise FuturePath MicroDuct pathway system,” said AFL.

“With this combination of high density cable and multi-cell pathway, network designers can select eABF components that provide flexibility for network circuit expansion on an as-needed basis,” said Stephen Martin, product manager for AFL. “For example, a 24-way FuturePath system with the 72-fiber eABF SWR cable allows for incremental network growth of up to 1,728 optical fibers.”

The 72-fiber eABF SWR cable does not require furcation tubing when routing through cable management spaces. The cable is GR-409 Interconnect compliant and comes in NFPA/NEC Riser and Plenum configurations.


Spider Web Ribbon is a bonded fiber design that allows for highly efficient ribbonizing applications or for individual fiber breakouts in pre-terminated optical assemblies.

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