AFL Expands Capacity of Exterior Distribution Cabinet (EDC)

Spartanburg, SC – AFL increased capacity of its IDEAA® Exterior Distribution Cabinet to provide management of up to 864 fibers for point-to-multipoint, point-to-point and WDM distributions. With the use of IDEAA splitter modules, fiber management, routing and termination is enhanced and deployment costs are lowered. Additionally, the innovative jumper routing allows for increased manageability in customer moves, additions or adjustments as the carrier network scales and changes.
“The IDEAA splitter platform has been well-received by customers across North America and as far as the Middle East,” said William Miller, associate product manager of OSP Connectivity at AFL. “Until now, the IDEAA EDC has been limited to 432 fiber distribution or less. Release of the 864 fiber EDC allows our customers to continue to utilize the feature-rich EDC into more fiber-dense areas of their networks.”
AFL’s IDEAA Exterior Distribution Cabinet provides flexible pad and pole-mounting options to accommodate deployment in convenient locations and its smaller frame is unobtrusive in residential areas. Available in three different sizes, each model of the IDEAA Exterior Distribution Cabinet provides dual-door entry for easier access and fiber/module management.
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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
William Miller
Associate Product Line Manager, OCA
Corie Culp
PR Manager