Specs and Techs: Aerial Cable Short Span


All Dielectric Self Supporting (ADSS) cables are used aerially installed along poles and may also be installed along power lines. In this cable, optical fibres and water-blocking gel is placed inside buffer tubes. The core is constructed by stranding the buffer tubes around FRP rod, the central strength member. Water swellable yarn is provided over the FRP Rod and the core is wrapped in water swellable tape over which aramid yarn is applied. This core is then covered with a black HDPE jacket. Ripcords are provided under the jacket for ease of entry.


  • Small diameter, light weight, makes it easy for installation.
  • Superior stability performance.
  • Working temperature: -20°C~+70°C.
  • 25-year life expectancy.
  • Fibres in full compliance with ITU-T.
Parameter Dimensions / Layout Type
Fibre Count 12F 24F 48F 72F 96F 144F
Numbers of fibres
per tube
4 4 8 12 12 12 Glass Fibre
Number of loose
3 6 6 6 8 12 PBTP
Central Strength
2.1mm 2.1mm 2.4mm 2.4mm 3.5mm 6.5mm FRP Rod
Moisture Barrier Over FRP Rod Water Swellable
Core Wrapping Over SZ core Water Swellable
Peripheral Strength
Over WS Tape Aramid Yarn
Outer Sheath 1.5mm (Nominal) HDPE – Black
Number of
2 Polyester
Cable Diameter 10.5mm 10.5mm 10.5mm 11.5mm 12.0mm 15.0mm
Cable Weight/km 70kg/km 75kg/km 80kg/km 90kg/km 115kg/km 150kg/km

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