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The term "Game Changer" is widely overused and often misused in our industry. Not when describing the revolutionary smaller, lighter, more dense Wrapping Tube Cable.

Wrapping Tube Cable (WTC), with SpiderWeb Ribbon® (SWR), is an ultra-high density outside plant cable designed specifically for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) or access markets. It is compliant with the latest issue of the outside plant cable standard, Telcordia GR-20. With an ultra-high density and a new ribbon technology called SpiderWeb Ribbon, WTC provides the smallest cable diameter and lowest weight, high-fiber count ribbon cable in the industry. With fiber counts from 144 fibers to 1,728 fibers, the cable is available in dielectric or double jacket single armor.


  • Non-Ribbon Ribbon - The technology packed into our patented rollable Spider Web Ribbon gives easy access to every fiber and allows for quick ribbon splicing.
  • Smaller Diameter - Reduce your storage and shipping cost while maintaining the high fiber count necessary for the install. The revolutionary Wrapping Tube Cable is up to 73% lighter than today’s ribbon cables.
  • High Density - Pack up to 51% more fibers into the diameter of Wrapping Tube Cable than today’s ribbon cable.

Cost Study

As network bandwidth demands continue to grow, AFL strives to assist each and every customer in achieving scalable growth and effectively managing network costs through innovative solutions.  

White Paper

This paper examines the application of a new ultra-density fiber optic cable technology for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), fiber-to-the-curb (FTTC) and other optical fiber access technology (FTTx) applications.




Flame-retardant (FR) Wrapping Tube Cable (WTC) with SpiderWeb Ribbon (SWR) is a high-density fiber optic ribbon cable intended for inside plant and indoor/outdoor network applications where riser-rated products are required.


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