Freeform Ribbon® Outside Plant All-Dielectric Ribbon Cable

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave’s Freeform Ribbon® Outside Plant Central Tube fiber optic ribbon cable features 200um color-coded optical fibers for easy fiber identification and Sumitomo’s exclusive patented pliable ribbons. The twelve fiber ribbons enable connectorization with both MPO and all industry standard connectors. The non-preferential bend axis allows for easy installation in space constrained applications.

Sumitomo Electric’s patented Freeform Ribbon® construction is designed to both pack densely in small form factor cables while still being capable to transform quickly, by hand ONLY, to splice-ready form similar to standard ribbon for fast and easy 12 fiber ribbon splicing (for both in-line and fusion splice-on connector splicing applications).

The cable’s all-dielectric, dry core design includes a dry water-blocking tape that eliminates cable flooding gels, thereby eliminating the cleaning and blocking preparation steps associated with standard gel-filled cables. The use of a totally dry cable speeds overall installation, termination, and splicing while reducing labor and material costs. The all dielectric design requires no grounding or bonding.


  • Dry Central Tube Design for Easy Installation; No Mess When Splicing
  • 12 Fiber Freeform Ribbon® For Ease and Compatibility with Multi-Fiber Connectors
  • Medium density polyethylene (MDPE) outer sheath
  • Sumitomo Electric PureAccess G.657.A1 200um Fiber


  • Compatible with SEL’s fusion splicers, Splice-On Connectors and Hardware
  • Color-Coded Optical Fibers for Quick and Easy Identification
  • Ideal for higher density in space-constrained applications

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