Superior Essex Offers CAT 6A Cable
for Outside Plant Broadband Use
Atlanta, GA, May 24, 2011
Superior Essex today announced the immediate availability of Category 6A Outside Plant (OSP) Broadband cables, which enable the expansion of 10 gigabit Ethernet networks to outdoor environments using copper cable. These new cables may be deployed in areas in which the NEC code requires use of an OSP-rated cable when in contact with earth – regardless if it is in a conduit or not.
The BBDN6A and BBDG6A CAT 6A OSP-rated cables consist of four (4) balanced twisted pairs surrounded by PFM gel which not only prevents water ingress, but will not drip or flow - even in cell tower applications. The BBDN6A cable includes an 0.008” thick aluminum shield and the BBDG6A includes a corrugated copper-clad steel armor to provide exceptional Alien Crosstalk performance as well as resistance to EMI/RFI. Dry water-blocking material is also used between the shield/armor and the inner jacket to prevent water ingress between these elements. The outside jacket is OSP-grade black polyethylene for superior sunlight and abrasion resistance.
Additional details on this cable are available here.
About Superior Essex
Superior Essex manufactures a broad portfolio of wire and cable products with primary
applications in the communications, magnet wire and related distribution markets. It is a
leading manufacturer and supplier of copper and fiber optic communication wire and cable
products to telephone companies, distributors and system integrators; a leading
manufacturer and supplier of magnet wire (including related enamel coating materials) and
fabricated products to major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for use in motors,
transformers, generators and electrical controls, and a distributor of magnet wire,
insulation, and related products to smaller OEMs and motor repair facilities.