Fiber optic cables

Fiber optic cables

Fiber optic cables for all applications.

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Fiber optic cable for all applications

Micropol is the Swedish distributor of OCC fiber cable. Optical Cable Corporation (OCC) is a leading cable manufacturer of secondary buffered fiber cable and is based in Roanoke, USA, where production takes place. We are proud of the close cooperation that has developed between Micropol and OCC since the late 1980s.

Micropol sells fiber optic cable and proprietary multi-fiber cabling for use in data rooms, backbones, core networks but also in tough environments such as oil and gas, military, offshore and the mining industry. Manufacture takes place according to joint agreement or according to your requirements. All our pre-manufactured cabling is produced in Sweden.

Choose the right fiber optic cable for the applications

There are a large variety of different types of fiber optic cables, and they all have different features that make them great for some applications and environments, and not a good choice in other. Down below you can read about some common cables and where they can be beneficial to use. If you don’t find your answer, contact us and we will guide you to the right cable for your application or need.

Breakout fiber optic cables

A breakout fiber optic cable, also known as a breakout cable or fan-out cable, is a type of optical fiber cable that consists of several individual fibers bundled together. The cable is designed to provide easy separation of the individual fibers for termination or connection to different devices. Breakout fiber optic cables are commonly used in applications where flexibility, ease of termination, and individual fiber access are important. For example, in data centers or telecommunications installations, breakout cables make it convenient to connect individual fibers to different networking equipment or termination points without dealing with a large number of individual cables.

Key features of a breakout fiber optic cable

Individual fibers

The cable contains multiple individual fibers within a common outer jacket.

Strength members

Breakout cables typically have strength members, such as aramid yarns or fiberglass, that provide mechanical support and protect the fibers.

Outer jacket

The entire assembly is covered by an outer protective jacket that shields the fibers from environmental factors.

Separable units

The cable is designed so that the individual fibers can be easily separated or "broken out" from the main cable for termination.

Heavy duty fiber optic cable

A heavy-duty fiber optic cable is designed to withstand more rugged environmental conditions and physical stresses compared to standard fiber optic cables. These cables are often used in harsh industrial, military, or outdoor environments where factors like mechanical wear, moisture, chemicals, and extreme temperatures may pose challenges to the integrity and performance of the optical fibers. The cable can be run over by cars, attached to the wall, clamped on the wire or hung vertically – up to 2 km in a single attachment point.

Slim heavy duty

The slim heavy-duty cable is a slimmer version of the heavy-duty fiber optic cable and are developed to be used where size and weight are important factors for transport and usage. These cables are strong, light weight and used in harsh and hostile environments. The design of the cable is compact and rounded to facilitate transport and roll-out. The bended spiral cable core offers high flexibility, long duration, and optical fiber protection. The slim heavy-duty fiber optic cable has been developed especially for tactical communication over long distances.

Loose-tube fiber optic cable

Loose-tube fiber optic cable is a type of optical fiber cable where individual optical fibers are contained within their own protective tubes, known as loose tubes. Each loose tube typically holds one or more optical fibers and provides protection against environmental factors such as moisture, physical stress, and temperature fluctuations.

Micro fiber optic cable

Micro cables are extra thin fiber optical cables with a smaller diameter compared to standard-sized fiber optic cables. These cables are designed to be lightweight, flexible, and suitable for applications where space and size constraints are a concern, for example micro ducts. The micro fiber optic cables are extra thin and flexible for ease installation also when it comes to long runs.

Key features of micro fiber optic cables

Reduced diameter

Micro fiber optic cables have a smaller outer diameter compared to standard cables. This characteristic is advantageous in situations where space is limited or where a more inconspicuous installation is required.


The reduced size often contributes to increased flexibility, allowing these cables to be easily routed through tight spaces or around corners.


Micro cables are typically lighter than their larger counterparts, which can be beneficial in situations where minimizing weight is a consideration, such as in aerospace or automotive applications.


Micro fiber optic cables are used in various applications, including telecommunications, data centers, medical equipment, and sensing systems.

Ribbon fiber optic cable

A ribbon fiber optic cable is a type of optical fiber cable where multiple fibers are laid parallel to each other and held together by a thin ribbon-like structure. The ribbon structure allows for efficient mass fusion splicing, simplifying the installation and maintenance of the optical fibers.

Ribbon fiber optic cables are commonly used in long-distance telecommunications networks, both in indoors and outdoors installations, especially in areas where high fiber density and efficient splicing are crucial. The design of ribbon cables streamlines fiber management and simplifies the handling of a large number of optical fibers. The ribbon fiber optic cable can be installed environments where there can be electrical interference, for example, adjacent to power lines.

Key features of ribbon fiber optic cables

Parallel fiber arrangement

The optical fibers within a ribbon cable are arranged in a flat, parallel configuration. Typically, a ribbon may contain multiple fibers, and these fibers are aligned side by side.

Mass fusion splicing

Ribbon cables are designed to facilitate mass fusion splicing, where multiple fibers can be spliced simultaneously. This significantly speeds up the splicing process and reduces installation time and costs.

High fiber count

Ribbon cables are particularly advantageous when a high fiber count is needed. They allow for a dense packing of fibers in a relatively small and flat form factor.


The flat ribbon design contributes to a space-efficient and compact cable, making it suitable for installations where space is limited, such as in data centers and telecommunications facilities.


A fiber optic cable is a type of cable that contains one or more optical fibers, which are thin strands of glass or plastic capable of transmitting data using light signals. These cables are a key component of fiber optic communication systems, providing high-speed data transmission over long distances with minimal signal loss. 

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