Custom Fiber Optic Cable


Custom Fiber Optic Cable

5G telecommuncations is right around the corner and the backbone of this new network is going to be built on fiber optic cables. Everything from macrocell jumper cables to base station fronthaul and backhaul infastructure will need to be run with high performance low loss fiber optic cables.

"But wait 5G is wireless right?" correct, but to power this new wireless network and all the new wavelengths and capacity that will be opened up will need a suffisticated network of updated cell sites including connections between remote radio units, baseband units and everything in between from macosites to monopoles and even DAS systems would get a benefit from the switch to fiber optic cable. Not only will these updates allow for the utilization of the new 5G network but will also prorate these cell sites to utilize broadbast networkds past 5G. 

The custom fiber cable design calls for a composite construction with two FEP-insulated tinned copper wires cabled together with a four-fiber multimode tight buffered plenum fiber-optic cable. The FEP wires would supply power, and the fiber cable would carry the data that allows the antennas to transmit higher amounts of information at a greater number of wavelengths.

Expected to serve its critical functions in all conditions, the custom cable had to be robust. The power and fiber components were bundled together under a specially formulated polyurethane jacket that provides excellent resistance to oil, oxidation, ozone and abrasion, with excellent low-temperature and impact strength.

The normal lead time for a custom fiber optic cable is six to eight weeks, but due to the urgency of the situation, Allied Wire and Cable can turn it around in just more than three weeks if needed.

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'll work with you. Just call 800-742-4655 and explain what you need to one of our custom cable experts.

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