About this Event

More for Less - The Advancement of Ribbon Fiber Technology


Ribbon fiber has been around for over 35 years, and now the technology is changing to accommodate the needs of the market. This course will cover the transition of fiber optic cables over the years and advancement in the technology, while looking at the advantages and benefits of such a transition.

This presentation was originally delivered as part of the September 2021 BICSI vICT Forum.


Adam Broughton, Sumitomo Electric USA 

Adam Broughton is a Senior Technical Manager at Sumitomo Electric USA, working with fusion splicers, connectors, and related products. Adam has an engineering degree from Penn State University and 25 years of experience in the fiber optics industry, where he has worked with optical cables and connectors and has been granted patents for both. In his free time, he frequently designs and builds projects for his family and friends from various media including wood, steel, and 3-D printed plastic. He also enjoys spending time outdoors, either in the woods hiking trails or on the water with a fishing rod. 

Why you should attend?

Gain insight into the latest advancements, uses, and benefits of ribbon fiber technology from industry experts.

What to expect?

Technical Requirements

All BICSI CONNECT courses require an Internet-capable device and Internet connection.
Java software; Windows 7 or 8; Mac OSx10.6+; Android 4.1 or later; Apple 10S 6.x, 7.x; IE 10 or later; Firefox 21 or later; Chrome 29 or later; Safari 5.1.8 or later; sound card with speakers/headphones for audio (audio not available for all courses); pop-up blockers disabled.

Who should attend?

This course is intended for all ICT professionals, project managers, and commercial premises owners.

What will I learn?

After this course, you should be able to identify advantages of: 

  • Splicing optical ribbon fiber cables
  • Installing pliable ribbon fiber cables
  • Using ultra-high fiber count ribbon fiber cables

How long is this course?

One-hour self-paced course with 90 days from the date of purchase to complete.

Can I earn credit?

Earn 1 Continuing Education Credit (CEC) upon successfully completing this program.

What is the cancellation policy?

All BICSI CONNECT courses are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Event Details


    More for Less - The Advancement of Ribbon Fiber Technology $65.00


    Start : 6/22/2022 12:00:00 AM

    End :12/31/2030 12:00:00 AM


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