Universal Cable

An All-Purpose Outdoor Fiber Optic Cable

The optical fibers within the Universal Cable are encapsulated in a stainless-steel tube, ensuring maximum optical performance. In addition, the steel stranding wires and polymer sheath provide reliable resistance to mechanical stress and other external influences.

The all-purpose design of the Universal Cable makes it equally suitable for both aerial and direct-buried fiber optic cable installations. It’s also a perfect fiber optic solution for rapid deployment. Furthermore, there’s a wide range of available accessories, such as fittings, optical components, and fixing parts. Upon request, the cable can include flame retardants and comply with low smoke zero halogen (LSZH) requirements.

The Universal Cable provides Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) and Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS). It’s a particular favorite of the Military and Marine industries, where high and reliable performance in harsh environments is vital.

Contact us today and speak to one of our experts if you feel the Universal Cable could be suitable for you. We learn about your project before responding with a customized solution, and, as with all our products, this outdoor fiber optic cable is entirely customizable.


Product abbreviation USC
Cable usage Data Transm. & Sensing
Outer diameter 2.8 mm up to 9.0 mm
Approx. Cable weight 22 kg up to 190 kg per km
Bending performance Min. 25x outer diameter
High Crush resistance Acc. to IEC 60794-1-2
Operational temperature range -40°C up to +85°C
Maximum continuous length Up to 20 km
Accessories Available (MAACK system)
Filling compound H2 absorbing optionally
Polymer protection layer Polyamide (other grades on request)
Steel materials Wide range possible

All values, product specifications and other given data are subject to change without notice to improve reliability, function, design or otherwise. Information contained in this data sheet are up-to-date as at the date of issue. As NBG cannot control or anticipate the conditions under which this product may be used, each user should review the information in specific context of the planned use. To the maximum extent permitted by law, NBG will not be responsible for damages of any nature resulting from the use or reliance upon the information contained in this data sheet.

Product overview created by Patrick Weissinger – 21.03.2019

Optical fibers

Metal tube

Stranding wires

Plastic sheath  


We are experts in:

ISO 9001


ISO 14001


ISO 45001