July 19, 2019

RFS Announces HYBRIFLEX® 12x24 Riser Cables with Expedited Shipping to Accelerate Network Evolution to 5G

The latest addition to RFS’ well-known HYBRIFLEX hybrid feeder cable family is available in a wide variety of lengths to meet almost any installation requirements


Meriden, CT, USA July 19, 2019 – Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), a global designer and manufacturer of total-package solutions for wireless and broadcast infrastructure, today announced the availability of HYBRIFLEX riser cables that combine 12 pairs of 6 AWG, low-inductance DC power wires with 24 pairs of single-mode fiber with duplex LC connectors. RFS’ lightweight and highly flexible HYBRIFLEX cables are widely used to bring optical fiber and DC power to remote radio heads (RRHs). The new HYBRIFLEX 12x24 riser cables are available in 63 assemblies, ranging in length from 3 meters to 213 meters (10 feet to 700 feet), to meet almost any installation requirements.   

Saving operators time and money

“As operators progress toward 5G, we know they need the ability to quickly, easily and cost effectively evolve their networks with innovative solutions such as our new HYBRIFLEX 12x24 riser cables,” says Matt Gauvin, RFS Global Product Line Manager, Cables. “To ensure operators have the cables they need, when they need them, we’ve made our HYBRIFLEX 12x24 cables available in a wide variety of lengths and with an expedited shipping program.” 

To help operators save time and money, RFS’ HYBRIFLEX 12x24 riser cables use the same accessories as 1 5/8-inch coaxial cables and do not require expensive cable trays or ducts. The cables’ outstanding bending characteristics minimize installation time and complexity. Outer conductor grounding eliminates typical grounding requirements, further reducing installation time costs.

“To ensure operators have the cables they need, when they need them, we’ve made our HYBRIFLEX 12x24 riser cables available in a wide variety of lengths and with an expedited shipping program”

HYBRIFLEX cables are field-proven to deliver flexibility and strength

To date, more than 48,000 km (30,000 miles) of RFS’ HYBRIFLEX hybrid feeder cables have been installed in North American networks. HYBRIFLEX cables feature a corrugated aluminum armor that delivers best-in-class bending characteristics and a flame-retardant jacket for long-lasting cable protection. The low-inductance power wires help operators avoid the risk of voltage swings that could cause RRHs to power cycle.

HYBRIFLEX cables also deliver strong core retention force and are engineered to hold internal fiber and power lines in place with maximum force without damaging the core components. The cables go well beyond UL requirements to deliver core retention strength of approximately 10 times the cable weight. They are proven to remain weather- and corrosion-resistant in the field for years.   


Trademarks: RFS® and HYBRFLEX® are registered trademarks of Radio Frequency Systems.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About RFS
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) is a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems, plus active and passive RF conditioning modules, providing total-package solutions for wireless infrastructure. 
RFS serves OEMs, distributors, system integrators, operators and installers in the broadcast, wireless communications, land-mobile and microwave market sectors. As an ISO compliant organization with manufacturing and customer service facilities that span the globe, RFS offers cutting-edge engineering capabilities, superior field support and innovative product design. RFS is a leader in wireless infrastructure. 

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