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AFL Adds ST Connector to FuseConnect Product Line


Spartanburg, SC – AFL has rounded out its FuseConnect product line by adding the ST connector, a fusion­spliced, field­terminated connector designed with just four components. All connectors – the SC, LC, FC, and now the ST – consist of a factory pre-polished ferrule. The field termination process eliminates polishing, adhesives, and crimping in the field, minimizing the potential for operator error and expensive connector scrap.

AFL's FuseConnect line utilizes a fusion splicer to terminate the connector in the field, addressing return loss concerns present in analog optical networks. Cable types include 900µm, 2mm and 3mm and polish types of UPC, APC, and PC. Ideal for connectorizations in RF­overlay FTTP networks, CATV backbone networks, outside plant, Fiber­to­the­Desk, and MDU FTTP cabling; central office connector replacement; and data center installation.

For additional information on the AFL's full line of FuseConnect products, visit

About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, OEM, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. 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 telecommunications companies supporting both the central office and outside plant 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, Europe and Asia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Run Ron
Product Specialist, AFL
Tel: 864.486.7235