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AFL Introduces Interconnect Premise MicroCore® Cables with SWR Technology

Spartanburg, SC – WEBWIRE

AFL is launching Interconnect Premise MicroCore cable, a plenum-rated fiber optic cable designed for MTP® and MPO terminations. Using Spider Web Ribbon (SWR) technology, the outer diameter of this cable is minimized, enabling the most efficient use of space and materials. The cable consists of aramid strands and 12 to 48 multicolored 250 μm fibers packaged in a high performance PVC jacket.

“AFL provides market-leading technologies that breakdown the barriers to deploying passive optical cabling solutions. This MicroCore cable offers unparalleled bandwidth potential in an easy-to-manage format supportive of today’s most advanced connectivity solutions,” stated Doug Baker, commercial manager for AFL’s premise and black jacket product line.

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. This single cable type covers a diverse set of applications including high density building interconnections, data centers, central offices, 40GbE and 100GbE architecture. The high-density round design promotes easy routing when used with fiber management systems enabling an efficient use of space and materials. These elements combine to form the backbone of a cost-effective, high-performance fiber optic cabling solution.

Baker continues, “Cost of ownership is something taken very seriously at AFL. SWR technology adds to the overall value proposition of a pre-terminated optical pathway by providing an extremely dense package with real potential for field maintenance and ease of termination.”

Interconnect Premise MicroCore with SWR is available in both single jacket and multichannel designs and exceeds the performance standards of Telcordia GR-409 for interconnect cabling. For additional information about AFL, its products and services, visit

About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, enterprise and OEM markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, renewables and transportation. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

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