Sumitomo Electric Lightwave’s new dry Flexible Indoor Plenum Rated Ribbon Cable is the industry’s first with up to 432 fibers. The cables are designed to improve fiber density and ease of installation in the enterprise network. The 432 fiber plenum cable has a diameter of only .850 in. for space savings within  data center and network applications.

For improved ease of installation, the new plenum ribbon cable features a dry central tube design for fast, no mess, splicing plus a non-preferential bend axis. Its all dielectric cable construction eliminates the need for grounding or bonding.

As with all 4th Level® ribbon cables, the 432 fiber plenum cable also features Sumitomo’s patent protected Easy Split and Peel™ technology that eliminates the need for special tools allowing the installer to peel back the ribbon quickly and easily by hand to expose the underlying color coded fibers. This exclusive ribbon design increases the speed with which fibers can be either fusion spliced or terminated with MPO splice-on connectors for cost effective real-time and on-site cable builds.