Fiber Ribbon Cable holds up to 1,008 optical fibers.

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Offering alternative to central tube cable design, Outside Plant fiber ribbon cable products are available in all-dielectric and armored constructions. They utilize stranded tube design, which can contain up to 12 fiber optic ribbons per tube and 144 optical fibers per tube. Design facilitates separation of optical fibers within cable, as multiple tubes can be combined within product to carry from 288-1,008 total optical fibers.



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Superior Essex Introduces New Fiber Ribbon Cable with up to 1008 Optical Fibers



ATLANTA, Dec. 29 / -- Superior Essex (NASDAQ:SPSX) announced today the introduction of a new family of Outside Plant fiber ribbon cable products containing between 288 and 1008 optical fibers. The first customer installation of the 1008 fiber-count design is planned for next week.

Available in all-dielectric and armored constructions, each of the new fiber cable products utilizes a stranded tube design containing up to 12 fiber optic ribbons per tube and 144 optical fibers per tube. Multiple tubes are combined within the cable to allow for the maximum 1008 total optical fibers. This stranded tube design allows for easier separation of the optical fibers than the typical "central tube" high fiber-count cable designs.

Select telecommunications service providers often require high fiber-count (>432 fibers) cables for the high-traffic backbone transport portions of their networks. Superior Essex developed this cable family for customers who prefer the flexibility of a stranded tube design over the alternative "central tube" cable design.

"With this expansion to our fiber cable product line, we have appreciably increased the number of customers who can depend on Superior Essex for their complete cable requirements," said John Armistead, Director of OSP Fiber Cable Product Management for Superior Essex. "The significant advantage of this cable design is that it has the best fiber density of any high fiber-count stranded tube ribbon cable on the market today. This attribute can be critical for installations with limited duct space."

Additional details on the high fiber-count ribbon cable product are available at http://superioressex.com/products/fiber/series-s2.htm.

About Superior Essex

Superior Essex Inc. is one of the largest North American wire and cable manufacturers and among the largest wire and cable manufacturers in the world. Superior Essex manufactures a broad portfolio of wire and cable products with primary applications in the communications, magnet wire, and related distribution markets. The Company is a leading manufacturer and supplier of copper and fiber optic communications wire and cable products to telephone companies, distributors and system integrators; a leading manufacturer and supplier of magnet wire and fabricated insulation products to major original equipment manufacturers (OEM) 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. Additional information can be found at http://www.superioressex.com/.

CONTACT: Gayle Watson, Marketing Program Manager of Superior Essex, +1-770-657-6809, or gayle.watson@spsx.com

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