Fibre Optic Cable

Fibre Optic Cable

Eland Cables supplies a comprehensive range of fibre optic cables, manufactured in accordance with a number of international standards including IEC 60332-1, and covering a wide range of applications for both indoor and outdoor installations.

Fibre optic cables consist of glass threads, each capable of transmitting digital data modulated into light waves. They effectively send information coded in a beam of light through a glass or plastic pipe. A key advantage of fibre optic cables over metal conductor cables is their superior performance in terms of bandwidth and therefore data carrying performance. Optical fibre cables are generally lighter and less susceptible to electromagnetic interference, however optical fibre tends to be more fragile than cables with a metal conductor.

Applications for fibre optic cables range from carrying telephone calls (up to several million calls per cable) to high speed data transfer for vast computer networks.

Optical Fibre and Fibre cable selection

The type of optical fibre is dictated by the application,the distance which the signals are required to travel, and the speed of transmission. The cable construction is then chosen according to the installation's environmental requirements which can range from indoors within a dry wall in a public area requiring low smoke zero halogen (LSZH) materials, to outdoor trackside by a railway network. For mission-critical applications, all of our fibre optic cables are also available in fire resistant (IEC 60331) versions on request.

Eland Cables has extensive experience in the specification of fibre optic cables. Our technical engineers also work with customers, including Network Rail in the United Kingdom, in order to develop new cable constructions for optimal performance, such as the fibre trackside cable. Please contact us to discuss your application and specific project requirements.

FastQuote Logo

Your tailored quote direct to your inbox

Your basket is currently empty

More information

Optical Fibre Types - singlemode / multimode

Single-mode optical fibre This is the simplest form of fibre optic cable in which all signals travel down the middle of the fibre without reflection. Single-mode optical fibre is suitable for data transmission over long distances (>100km) and it tends to be used for cable TV, internet, and telephone signals. Single-mode fibres have a very thin core of c.8-10 microns and are layed up together into bundles.
Multi-mode optical fibre Multi-mode optical fibres are about 10 times bigger than single-mode fibres, which allows light beams to travel following a variety of paths (or multiple modes). These are suitable for data transmission over relatively short distances (maximum 2km) and tend to be used in computer networks.

Optical fibres are classified according to their modal type and transmission speeds:

OM1 Multimode 62.5/125
OM2 Multimode 50/125 1 Gigabit
OM3 Multimode 50/125 10-Gigabit
OM4 Multimode 50/125 40-Gigabit
OS2 Singlemode 9/125 (also known as 8/125 and 10/125)

Available standard fibre optic cable construction types:

LTU Loose tube unarmoured optical fibre cable
LTT Loose tube steel tape armoured optical fibre cable
LTW Loose tube steel wire armoured optical fibre cable
TBU Tight buffered unarmoured optical fibre cable
MTU Multi-loose tube unarmoured optical fibre cable
MTT Multi-loose tube steel tape armoured optical fibre cable
MTW Multi-loose tube steel wire armoured optical fibre cable

Fire resistant (IEC 60331) designs for all cable construction types are available on request. 

Speak to our technical experts in The Cable Lab for more information on fibre optic cables and your specific installation requirements.

Construction Table

  Fibre Optic Loose Tube Cable CS Loose Tube Internal/External Fibre Optic Cable (max 24F) Fibre Optic Steel Tape Armoured Cable CS Loose Tube Steel Tape Armoured Fibre Optic Cable Fibre Optic SWA Cable CS Loose Tube Steel Wire Armoured Fibre Optic Cable Fibre Optic Tight Buffered Cable CS Tight Buffered Internal/External Fibre Optic Cable
FIBRES

Up to 24 individual coloured fibres type OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4, OS2

250um, 900µm fibre type OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4, OS2

TUBE

Gel filled PBT loose tube with optical fibres

-
SEPARATOR

Water-blocking E-glass yarn

-
RIP CORD

Rip Cord

TIGHT BUFFERED COATING

-

STRENGTH MEMBERS

-

WATER-BLOCKING

-

ARMOUR

-

Corrugated steel tape armour

SWA (Galvanised Steel Wire)

OUTER SHEATH

LSZH-FR (Low Smoke Zero Halogen, Fire Retardant) UV Stable

LSZH (Low Smoke Halogen Free) UV Stable

YOUR CABLE OPTIONS

Use the FastQuote filters to find the exact cable specifications you need.

Need a bespoke solution? Learn more about customised cables.

Reset

Product name Part No Strands Type Sheath colour Length (m)  
Loose Tube Internal/External Fibre Optic Cable (max 24F)FIB012OM1LTULBK12OM1Black
Loose Tube Internal/External Fibre Optic Cable (max 24F)FIB012OM2LTULBK12OM2Black
Loose Tube Internal/External Fibre Optic Cable (max 24F)FIB012OM3LTULBK12OM3Black
Loose Tube Internal/External Fibre Optic Cable (max 24F)FIB012OM4LTULBK12OM4Black
Loose Tube Internal/External Fibre Optic Cable (max 24F)FIB012OS2LTULBK12OS2Black
Loose Tube Internal/External Fibre Optic Cable (max 24F)FIB016OM1LTULBK16OM1Black
Loose Tube Internal/External Fibre Optic Cable (max 24F)FIB016OM2LTULBK16OM2Black
Loose Tube Internal/External Fibre Optic Cable (max 24F)FIB016OM3LTULBK16OM3Black
Loose Tube Internal/External Fibre Optic Cable (max 24F)FIB016OM4LTULBK16OM4Black
Loose Tube Internal/External Fibre Optic Cable (max 24F)FIB016OS2LTULBK16OS2Black
Loose Tube Internal/External Fibre Optic Cable (max 24F)FIB024OM1LTULBK24OM1Black
Loose Tube Internal/External Fibre Optic Cable (max 24F)FIB024OM2LTULBK24OM2Black
Loose Tube Internal/External Fibre Optic Cable (max 24F)FIB024OM3LTULBK24OM3Black
Loose Tube Internal/External Fibre Optic Cable (max 24F)FIB024OM4LTULBK24OM4Black
Loose Tube Internal/External Fibre Optic Cable (max 24F)FIB024OS2LTULBK24OS2Black
Loose Tube Internal/External Fibre Optic Cable (max 24F)FIB004OM1LTULBK4OM1Black
Loose Tube Internal/External Fibre Optic Cable (max 24F)FIB004OM2LTULBK4OM2Black
Loose Tube Internal/External Fibre Optic Cable (max 24F)FIB004OM3LTULBK4OM3Black
Loose Tube Internal/External Fibre Optic Cable (max 24F)FIB004OM4LTULBK4OM4Black
Loose Tube Internal/External Fibre Optic Cable (max 24F)FIB004OS2LTULBK4OS2Black
Loose Tube Internal/External Fibre Optic Cable (max 24F)FIB008OM1LTULBK8OM1Black
Loose Tube Internal/External Fibre Optic Cable (max 24F)FIB008OM2LTULBK8OM2Black
Loose Tube Internal/External Fibre Optic Cable (max 24F)FIB008OM3LTULBK8OM3Black
Loose Tube Internal/External Fibre Optic Cable (max 24F)FIB008OM4LTULBK8OM4Black
Loose Tube Internal/External Fibre Optic Cable (max 24F)FIB008OS2LTULBK8OS2Black
Loose Tube Steel Tape Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB004OM1LTTLBK4OM1Black
Loose Tube Steel Tape Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB008OM1LTTLBK8OM1Black
Loose Tube Steel Tape Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB012OM1LTTLBK12OM1Black
Loose Tube Steel Tape Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB016OM1LTTLBK16OM1Black
Loose Tube Steel Tape Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB024OM1LTTLBK24OM1Black
Loose Tube Steel Tape Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB004OM2LTTLBK4OM2Black
Loose Tube Steel Tape Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB008OM2LTTLBK8OM2Black
Loose Tube Steel Tape Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB012OM2LTTLBK12OM2Black
Loose Tube Steel Tape Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB016OM2LTTLBK16OM2Black
Loose Tube Steel Tape Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB024OM2LTTLBK24OM2Black
Loose Tube Steel Tape Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB004OM3LTTLBK4OM3Black
Loose Tube Steel Tape Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB008OM3LTTLBK8OM3Black
Loose Tube Steel Tape Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB012OM3LTTLBK12OM3Black
Loose Tube Steel Tape Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB016OM3LTTLBK16OM3Black
Loose Tube Steel Tape Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB024OM3LTTLBK24OM3Black
Loose Tube Steel Tape Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB004OM4LTTLBK4OM4Black
Loose Tube Steel Tape Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB008OM4LTTLBK8OM4Black
Loose Tube Steel Tape Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB012OM4LTTLBK12OM4Black
Loose Tube Steel Tape Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB016OM4LTTLBK16OM4Black
Loose Tube Steel Tape Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB024OM4LTTLBK24OM4Black
Loose Tube Steel Tape Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB004OS2LTTLBK4OS2Black
Loose Tube Steel Tape Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB008OS2LTTLBK8OS2Black
Loose Tube Steel Tape Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB012OS2LTTLBK12OS2Black
Loose Tube Steel Tape Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB016OS2LTTLUK16OS2Black
Loose Tube Steel Tape Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB024OS2LTTLBK24OS2Black
Loose Tube Steel Wire Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB004OM1LTWLBK4OM1Black
Loose Tube Steel Wire Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB008OM1LTWLBK8OM1Black
Loose Tube Steel Wire Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB012OM1LTWLBK12OM1Black
Loose Tube Steel Wire Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB016OM1LTWLBK16OM1Black
Loose Tube Steel Wire Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB024OM1LTWLBK24OM1Black
Loose Tube Steel Wire Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB004OM2LTWLBK4OM2Black
Loose Tube Steel Wire Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB008OM2LTWLBK8OM2Black
Loose Tube Steel Wire Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB012OM2LTWLBK12OM2Black
Loose Tube Steel Wire Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB016OM2LTWLBK16OM2Black
Loose Tube Steel Wire Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB024OM2LTWLBK24OM2Black
Loose Tube Steel Wire Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB004OM3LTWLBK4OM3Black
Loose Tube Steel Wire Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB008OM3LTWLBK8OM3Black
Loose Tube Steel Wire Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB012OM3LTWLBK12OM3Black
Loose Tube Steel Wire Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB016OM3LTWLBK16OM3Black
Loose Tube Steel Wire Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB024OM3LTWLBK24OM3Black
Loose Tube Steel Wire Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB004OM4LTWLBK4OM4Black
Loose Tube Steel Wire Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB008OM4LTWLBK8OM4Black
Loose Tube Steel Wire Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB012OM4LTWLBK12OM4Black
Loose Tube Steel Wire Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB016OM4LTWLBK16OM4Black
Loose Tube Steel Wire Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB024OM4LTWLBK24OM4Black
Loose Tube Steel Wire Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB004OS2LTWLBK4OS2Black
Loose Tube Steel Wire Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB008OS2LTWLBK8OS2Black
Loose Tube Steel Wire Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB012OS2LTWLBK12OS2Black
Loose Tube Steel Wire Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB016OS2LTWLBK16OS2Black
Loose Tube Steel Wire Armoured Fibre Optic CableFIB024OS2LTWLBK24OS2Black
Tight Buffered Internal/External Fibre Optic CableFIB004OM1TBULBK4OM1Black
Tight Buffered Internal/External Fibre Optic CableFIB008OM1TBULBK8OM1Black
Tight Buffered Internal/External Fibre Optic CableFIB012OM1TBULBK12OM1Black
Tight Buffered Internal/External Fibre Optic CableFIB016OM1TBULBK16OM1Black
Tight Buffered Internal/External Fibre Optic CableFIB024OM1TBULBK24OM1Black
Tight Buffered Internal/External Fibre Optic CableFIB004OM2TBULBK4OM2Black
Tight Buffered Internal/External Fibre Optic CableFIB008OM2TBULBK8OM2Black
Tight Buffered Internal/External Fibre Optic CableFIB016OM2TBULBK16OM2Black
Tight Buffered Internal/External Fibre Optic CableFIB012OM2TBULBK12OM2Black
Tight Buffered Internal/External Fibre Optic CableFIB024OM2TBULBK24OM2Black
Tight Buffered Internal/External Fibre Optic CableFIB004OM3TBULBK4OM3Black
Tight Buffered Internal/External Fibre Optic CableFIB008OM3TBULBK8OM3Black
Tight Buffered Internal/External Fibre Optic CableFIB012OM3TBULBK12OM3Black
Tight Buffered Internal/External Fibre Optic CableFIB016OM3TBULBK16OM3Black
Tight Buffered Internal/External Fibre Optic CableFIB024OM3TBULBK24OM3Black
Tight Buffered Internal/External Fibre Optic CableFIB004OM4TBULBK4OM4Black
Tight Buffered Internal/External Fibre Optic CableFIB008OM4TBULBK8OM4Black
Tight Buffered Internal/External Fibre Optic CableFIB012OM4TBULBK12OM4Black
Tight Buffered Internal/External Fibre Optic CableFIB016OM4TBULBK16OM4Black
Tight Buffered Internal/External Fibre Optic CableFIB024OM4TBULBK24OM4Black
Tight Buffered Internal/External Fibre Optic CableFIB004OS2TBULBK4OS2Black
Tight Buffered Internal/External Fibre Optic CableFIB008OS2TBULBK8OS2Black
Tight Buffered Internal/External Fibre Optic CableFIB012OS2TBULBK12OS2Black
Tight Buffered Internal/External Fibre Optic CableFIB016OS2TBULBK16OS2Black
Tight Buffered Internal/External Fibre Optic CableFIB024OS2TBULBK24OS2Black