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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 96
  • Can be installed without an outage
  • Small cable size limits additional structural loading
  • Wind-loading properties similar to standard conductors
  • Aluminum Clad, Aluminum Alloy or Galvanized Steel wire options available depending on mechanical properties required


  • Energy Market
  • Suitable for use on lines without a ground wire
  • Deployed on lines without ground wires, often installed without an outage
  • Deployed in regions with high lightning activity
  • Suitable for wooden poles with universal attachment
  • Suitable for medium and high voltage lines
  • Convenient means to add fiber where OPGW is already installed

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 the 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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