AFL’s OSP MicroCore® Cable Now Accommodates Up to 432 Fibers

Spartanburg, SC – AFL’s industry-leading OSP MicroCore air-jetted fiber optic cable product line has expanded with the introduction of a 432 fiber Telcordia GR-20 compliant MicroCore cable. With a 12.6 mm outer diameter, AFL’s new 432-fiber OSP MicroCore is one of the world’s smallest high fiber count fiber optic cables with a stranded core geometry designed for easy mid-span access and fiber express through applications typically used in the FTTx market.

“AFL’s new 432-fiber OSP MicroCore fiber optic cable offers network designers greater flexibility in deploying multi-microduct optical pathway infrastructures that are easily upgradeable and cost-effective,” commented Stephen Martin, product manager for AFL. “Given our extended product line offering, from 12 to 432 fibers, we are able to provide solutions for a multitude of applications.”

The AFL OSP MicroCore air-jetted cable series ranges from 12 to 432 fibers. The technology combines the latest in cable material and design engineering. Durable and easy to handle, the OSP MicroCore cable is capable of withstanding over 300 pounds of tensile load bearing and is suitable in operating temperature ranges found in most outside plant FTTx environments. With its ease of use and upgradeability, the OSP MicroCore cable is an ideal solution for outside plant installations, campus inter-building backbone distribution and low-cost fiber upgrade migration strategies.

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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

Stephen Martin
Product Manager

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