AFL to Showcase Converged Access Network Solutions at Fiber Connect 2021

Spartanburg, SC – AFL, an industry leading manufacturer of fiber optic cable, equipment, and accessories, is exhibiting at Fiber Connect in Nashville, Tennessee, July 25 – 28. Visit AFL in booth #930 to see its Converged Access Network solutions and its newest product releases including Apex™ Fiber Optic Splice ClosuresFujikura 90S+ Fusion Splicer, and Wrapping Tube Cable with SpiderWeb Ribbon®.

AFL will feature Apex splice closures at Fiber Connect. These closures are designed to lower overall installation time with easier-to-use sealing and cable retention methods. With a wedge-based gel sealing system, installation time is drastically decreased as network reliability increases. The Apex X-2 and X-2S splice closure sizes have maximum capacities of 1,728 and 3,456 fibers, respectively, when using 200 µm SpiderWeb Ribbon.

The new Fujikura 90S+ core alignment fusion splicer with Active Fusion Control (AFC) technology will be demonstrated in booth #930 at Fiber Connect. AFC technology improves splice losses for fibers that possess a poor cleave angle and prevents bad splices due to a poorly maintained cleaver. With the extended life of 300 splice and heat cycles, the 90S+ can be used in multiple field splicing applications such as bend-insensitive fibers in drop cables, long-haul terrestrial and submarine LEAF® fibers, loose buffer fiber, splice-on connectors, and more.

AFL’s 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. With an ultra-high density and SpiderWeb Ribbon, WTC provides the smallest cable diameter and lowest weight, high-fiber count ribbon cable in the industry. The cable is available with 144 fibers to 1,728 fibers in the armored option and up to 3,456 fibers in the non-armored configuration.

Visit booth #930 at Fiber Connect to learn more about AFL’s Converged Access Network. Built to be expandable, flexible, and accessible to meet the growing demands of the future, AFL’s solution can help build a network in a range of application areas including 5G Fronthaul/Backhaul, FTTX, Multiple Dwelling Unit (MXU), Campuses and Venues, Enterprise, and Central Office. Learn more by visiting

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 as 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 application.

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 Follow us on LinkedInXFacebook, and read our blog.

Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager