SFO (Splitter Fan-Out)

Significant space-saving 3-in-1 splitter solution

HUBER+SUHNER's SFO (Splitter Fan-Out) is designed for fixed access network customers looking for a cost-effective, space-saving and easy-to-install solution for GPON applications, connecting an Optical Line Terminal (OLT) to an Optical Distribution Frame (ODF) in a central office or similar environment.

The SFO splitter cable system delivers a combined functionality of patch cord, splitter box and fan-out cable in one single product. The 3-in-1 product combination reduces installation time, reduces failure rates and improves maintainability. At the same time, up to 30 per cent rack space can be gained by using the SFO. The practical elimination of a large number of splitter cassettes enables the installation of additional devices and applications, resulting in greater efficiency in the data network. Furthermore, the optical signal strength at the customer connection is better than with classic expansion due to the lower number of plug connections.

Your benefits of the innovative SFO Cable Systems

  • Reduce complexity

    Combined functionality in a single product

    This versatile 3-in-1 product combination is composed of a patch cord, splitter box and fan-out cable. 

  • Improve efficiency

    Quick and easy installation

    With fewer connections, installation is fast and easy, leading to reduced failure rates.

  • Strengthen signal performance

    Smooth operation in GPON applications

    Less connections mean lower insertion loss ensuring smooth operations in applications now and in the future.

  • Save valuable rack space

    Space-saving plastic splitter

    The ultra-small plastic splitter enclosure saves space even in fully equipped racks.

  • Ensure scalability

    For future applications

    Efficiency gains combined with a space-saving design provide future-ready scalability.

  • Invest in growth

    Room for essential equipment

    Up to 30% more space for new revenue-driving equipment.

Technical Features of our 3-in-1 SFO cable solution

Technical Features of our 3-in-1 SFO cable solution

- Small case plastic enclosure (105 x 35 x 12 mm)
- 2x integrated PLC splitter with ratio 1x16     
- Other ratios on request 1x2 / 1x4 / 1x8 / 1x32 
- Maximum inputs of fibers: 2 
- Maximum output of fibers: 32
- Both sides terminated with LC APC (other connector types possible on request)
- Single-mode application
- Broad range of input cable lengths
- Robust indoor solution design
- Operational temperature - 10 to + 60 °C
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In our information brochure you will find many details about the new SFO (Splitter Fan-Out). It offers not only space savings of up to 30 percent, it also optimizes workflows and ensures better signal quality.


The Splitter Fan-Out (SFO) cable system ensures lesser connections and ownership expenses, higher efficiency and enhancing operations in applications now and in the future. Learn more about SFO now.

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