Spider Web RibbonTM is Fujikura's innovative
optical fibre ribbon, which allows mass fusion splicing just like
conventional optical fibre ribbon, as well as allowing installers
to easily identify, separate and splice individual fibres within a
bundle of fibres.
Applying Spider Web Ribbon, the diameter of 1728 fibre Wrapping
Tube Cable is 37% smaller than 1728 fibre conventional ribbon loose
tube cable, and the weight is 65% smaller than that of ribbon loose
This feature contributes to the efficient use of duct and
manhole space, which are normally extremely congested with legacy
cables, especially in old and large cities.
Additionally, smaller diameter of Wrapping Tube Cable allows
longer cable drum length. If cable is wound onto the biggest drum
size for cable shipping in full size container (94'' flange size
drum), the cable drum length of 1728 fibre ribbon loose tube cable
is only 2,200m while Wrapping Tube Cable allows up to 4,990m per
drum, which is over twice the length. Longer the cable length per
drum, the fewer splicing locations during deployment, which also
contributes to the reduction of installation cost and time.
This new high fibre density cable can be applied to network of
urban cities, data centre, etc.