RFS Releases Hybrid & Fiber-Only Cables for Small Cell 5G mm-Wave Radio Deployments

Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) has announced the release of its new HYBRIFLEX jumper cables for small cell 5G mm-Wave radio installations on towers, rooftops and poles. The new jumpers include hybrid models that combine optical fiber and DC power as well as fiber-only configurations. They are available in lengths ranging from 10 to 100 feet in 10-foot increments. Additional lengths are available on request.

Jumpers for Any Small Cell Installation Scenario

RFS’ hybrid jumpers allow mobile operators to efficiently bring DC power and single-mode optical fiber to small cell 5G mmWave radios on macro site towers. The hybrid jumpers are available in 10 AWG or 8 AWG with a variety of termination options and feature an aluminum corrugated armor. The fiber-only jumpers allow mobile operators to efficiently bring single-mode optical fiber to small cell 5G mmWave radios on rooftops, light poles and other locations where AC power is already available. These jumpers also support a variety of termination options and are ruggedized for outdoor environments. Complete test results for the new jumpers are available through the RFS website.

Extending the Field-Proven HYBRIFLEX Cable Family

RFS’ new hybrid and fiber-only jumpers are the latest additions to the company’s well-known HYBRIFLEX family of hybrid feeder cables. They complement a wide range of hybrid cable offerings, including innovative 12x24 riser cables. HYBRIFLEX cables use corrugated aluminum armor to deliver strong core retention force and are engineered to hold internal fiber and power lines in place with maximum force without damaging the core components. The cables go well beyond UL requirements to deliver core retention strength of approximately 10 times the cable weight. They are proven to remain weather- and corrosion-resistant in the field for years. To date, more than 48,000 km (30,000 miles) of RFS’ HYBRIFLEX hybrid feeder cables have been installed in North American networks.

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