Spider Web Ribbon® 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 tube cable.
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.