Outside Plant Cable Etiquette – Dos and Don’ts


Webinar Date/Time: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 1:00 PM (CT) 

From backbone applications to FTTH to 5G, fiber is everywhere. Fiber now serves as the preferred cabling medium for virtually all applications around the globe. There are different types of cables used in a wide variety of applications.

This webinar will highlight proper cable “etiquette” of various cable types and provide tips and guidance to make your next installation a safe and successful one.

Attendees will learn about:

  • Different fiber and cable structures, such as loose tube, ribbon, and rollable ribbon fiber structures.
  • Basic cable handling techniques to be used during cable pulling, cable blowing, and aerial installations.  
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Presented by:

Mark Boxer of OFS, ISE Webinar PresenterMark Boxer
Technical Manag
er, Solutions and Applications Engineering
In his role at OFS, Mark Boxer assists customers deploying fiber in a wide variety of network design scenarios around the world and analyzes trends in telecommunications markets that drive new product innovation. Mark has a BME degree from Georgia Tech, and has spent his 30+ year career in the fiber industry. His experience includes varied roles in manufacturing and applications engineering for fiber-based products and markets. Other activities include inventor of six US patents, member and past Secretary of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Fiber Optic Working Group, contributing member to the Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) (formerly FTTH Council) Technology Committee and Board of Directors member of the FBA.


Howard Kemp of OFS, ISE Webinar PresenterHoward Kemp
Manager, Customer Support Engineering Group
Howard Kemp is the Manager of the Customer Support Engineering Group at OFS in Carrollton, Georgia. He received engineering degrees from The Pennsylvania State University, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Stevens Institute of Technology, and has 40 years of experience in outside plant engineering, construction, installation, splicing and optical fiber testing.


OFS A Furukawa Company, logo for ISE Webinar

OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, fiber optic cable, connectivity, fiber-to-the-subscriber (FTTX) and specialty photonics products. They provide reliable, cost-effective solutions for a broad range of applications, including telecommunications, medicine, industrial automation, sensing, government, aerospace and defense. These products help their customers meet the needs of consumers and businesses, both today and into the future.

Headquartered in Norcross (near Atlanta) Georgia, U.S.A., OFS is a global provider with facilities in China, Denmark, Germany, Russia and the United States. OFS is part of Furukawa Electric Company, a multi-billion-dollar leader in optical communications.



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