Fiber-optic cables are most often used for long-distance telecommunication applications and high-speed data connection. One of the leading uses of fiber-optic capitals is 5G telecommunications. While 5G is wireless, the new wavelengths that will be opened up need a sophisticated network of updated cell sites.
Connections between remote radio units, baseband units, DAS systems, and everything in between would benefit from a switch to fiber-optic cables. There are varying kinds of fiber optic cables. They can be rated for riser and plenum applications, as well as indoor-outdoor applications.
Our Custom Fiber Optic Cable Solution
At Allied Wire and Cable, we constructed fiber-optic cables with two FEP-insulated copper wires cabled together with a four-fiber multimode, tight-buffered plenum fiber-optic cables for a customer. The FEP wires supplied power, and the fiber-optic cable carried data that allowed antennas to transmit more information at higher wavelengths.
Since the cable was expected to serve its critical functions in all weather and conditions, the custom-built cable had to be strong. The power and fiber components were bundled together under a specially formulated polyurethane jacket that provided excellent impact strength and resistance to oil, oxidation, ozone, abrasion, and low-temperatures. The standard lead time for fiber-optic cables is six to eight weeks, but due to the urgency of our customer’s situation, we were able to turn it into just three weeks.
Our customers know that we can be counted on to understand their circumstances and meet tough time demands while still creating a high-quality cable that would measure up to the standards needed for telecommunications infrastructure. If you need custom cable and are in a bind, we will work with you. Just call 800-742-4655 and explain what you need to one of our custom cable experts.