AFL Expands ADSS Product Line, Introduces Flex-Span™

Spartanburg, SC – AFL is expanding its All-Dielectric Self-Supporting (ADSS) product line with the introduction of Flex-Span ADSS, an aerial fiber optic cable engineered for the most demanding environmental conditions. Flex-Span allows for a broader combination of fiber counts and span lengths, providing greater flexibility in product selection and design options.

“As AFL expanded its ADSS cable solution, we focused on the needs of our customers,” commented Jon Potter, product manager for AFL’s cable line. “Flex-Span is a customizable, highly optimized solution that is easy-to-use and ideal for aerial applications where short to mid-span length is needed.”

With Flex-Span, network installation efficiency is optimized. Similar to standard ADSS, Flex-Span uses dry-core technology and contains gel-filled buffer tubes that are S-Z stranded for easy mid-span access. Flex-Span requires no support or messenger wire easing installation.

Flex-Span is available with up to 144 fibers and any type or combination of single-mode or multimode fibers within the cable. Span lengths are between 50 to 1100 feet and recommended for use with helical wrap style hardware.

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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

Jon Potter
Product Manager

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PR Manager