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Metallic Aerial Self-Supporting
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Metallic Aerial Self-Supporting (MASS) Cable


  • Central Stainless Steel loose tube design
  • Typical diameter between 9 - 12 mm (0.35" - 0.47")
  • Fiber counts up to 72
  • No voltage limit - suitable for medium & high voltage lines
  • Wind loading properties similar to standard conductors
  • Convenient means to add fiber where OPGW is already installed
  • Deployed in regions with high lightning activity
  • Small cable size limits additional structural loading


  • For use on medium and high voltage rights-of-way
  • Provides an optical network solution when other options such as OPGW are not viable
  • Deployed on lines without ground wires, often installed without an outage

Product Description

Metallic Aerial Self-Supporting (MASS) Cable is an alternative solution used for installing optical cable on medium and high voltage power lines. It is typically used when existing phase or ground wire replacement is not possible or economical. MASS cable is a compact, light-weight solution with no electrical function, designed to provide a telecommunications path without interfering with the existing power lines or infrastructure. Its small size helps minimize loading on towers and poles, yet it is completely self-supporting to meet sag and tension requirements. It is typically installed in "under build" applications beneath the live phases.

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