PPC’s ultra-light weight ADSS cable has an all dielectric construction that is substantially lighter than traditional aerial fiber cables. The cable’s light weight allows existing poles to be used without the need for surveys, planning and remedial civil works, thereby facilitating rapid and cost effective aerial fiber optic network deployment. Due to the all dielectric construction, the cable can be safely located near high voltage overhead power lines.
The ADSS cable from PPC is smaller than competing self-support aerial cables; in-part because the strength members are embedded within the round cable jacket design. As well as being more aesthetically pleasing this reduces the loading effect of wind and ice when compared to other cable designs.
PPC’s self-supporting ADSS cable uses a loose tube design with fiber counts of 2, 4, 8, and 12 depending on the total fiber count of the final cable. Utilizing a separate loose tube reduces the risk of fiber strain and offers better protection from abrasion, impacts and crushing forces, while simplifying fiber management and cable stripping.