ASU Cable VS ADSS Cable – What’s The Difference?

BY Hunan GL Technology Co.,Ltd.

POST ON:2024-01-17

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As we all know that ASU Cables and ADSS Cables are self-supporting and have similar characteristics, but their applications must be carefully evaluated given their differences.

ADSS Cables (Self-Supported) and ASU Cables (Single Tube) have very similar application characteristics, which raises doubts when choosing the best option for your project. Defining the ideal cable will largely depend on the type of project, the number of fibers needed and the type of application. Understand below the main characteristics and applications of each type of cable.

In this article we will seek to clarify some differences between them and how they can be used in similar or different situations. Check out more about these cables below:


ASU Cable – Single Tube
 The ASU Optical Cable is fully dielectric, suitable for urban backbone, backhaul and subscriber access network installations. It has a single tube with a capacity of up to 12 optical fibers and is suitable for self-supported aerial application for gaps between poles of up to 120 meters, without the use of rope. It has a compact and light structure, allowing the use of smaller, lower-cost preformed straps and ties. High protection against humidity, with the basic unit protected by gel and hydro-expandable wires in the cable core, and can also be supplied with flame retardant (RC) protection.

Double Jackets - ADSS Cable
ADSS Cable is ideal for self-supported aerial installation for gaps between poles of up to 200 meters, without the use of strands, for transport networks at junctions or access to subscriber networks. The “loose” type construction and the high quality materials used in the formation of the cable guarantee dielectric protection, against humidity, UV rays and flame retardant protection (RC), resulting in safety and reliability for the installation.

Single Jackets - ADSS Cable
The Sinlge Jacket ADSS Cable, using the same construction structure as the conventional AS Optical Cable, provides a reduction of up to 40% in weight for the same amount of fibers, reducing stress on the posts and resulting in gains from the use of less robust hardware. . Suitable for self-sustained aerial application in urban backbone networks, backhaul and subscriber access networks, it allows installation in gaps between poles of up to 200m, without the use of cordage.
To find out more about the products ASU & ADSS Cable, access the Datasheet with technical information on the website or,  THANKS!

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