AFL Launches Indoor/Outdoor Riser Sub-unitized MicroCore® Fiber Optic Cable

Spartanburg, SC – AFL, a leading manufacturer of fiber optic cable, accessories and equipment, is adding a new fiber optic cable to its current line-up of MicroCore cable products. The Indoor/Outdoor Riser Sub-unitized MicroCore is a high fiber count cable, ideal for indoor and indoor/outdoor applications. “Indoor/Outdoor MicroCore is a great solution for inter-campus data center applications where transitioning between buildings is required,” explained Michael Houck, product manager for AFL’s Inside Plant Cable product line. “Indoor/Outdoor MicroCore utilizes constructions that allow for direct MTP/MPO terminations. Additionally, it is also available with AFL’s patented SpiderWeb Ribbon® SWR® Technology which allows use of AFL field installable splice on FUSEConnect® Ribbon Connectors.”

The Indoor/Outdoor MicroCore cable consists of water-blocked subunits helically stranded to provide sub-unitized cables ranging from 24 to 288 fiber counts. The water-blocked subunits help ensure that any damage to the cable is restricted to a repairable length of several meters. The outer jacket is moisture-resistant, fungus-resistant and UV-resistant for outdoor applications. With a riser rating, the Indoor/Outdoor MicroCore can be used in riser, general inside plant and limited outside plant applications.

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About AFL
Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless and outside plant applications.

Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

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Michael Houck
Product Manager – Inside Plant Cables
Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager