The AFN-Aerial Fiber Node is manufactured from UV stable black polycarbonate with a completely detachable lid which can also be snapped back in to position using the snap back hinges allowing unrestricted access to all fiber management areas. The enclosure has 3 separate management areas for inbound cable, fiber splice management and drop cable (customer connection) management. The inbound cable management area has a dedicated cable entry port which supports both cable end and mid-span applications with loop storage capacity for up to 4m of 144 core fiber cable and the entry port is sealed with a cable entry kit to maintain the IP55 rating. The fiber splice management area has capacity for a maximum of 48 3A splices and maintains positive fiber management (30mm minimum bend radius) throughout. The tray has a crossover facility which allows for alternative routing requirements and a fiber storage capacity of 1.5m for 250µm fiber. The drop cable management area presents 24 LC APC Simplex adaptors for connection to industry standard pre-terminated drop cables and a maximum of 6 PLC splitters (60mm x 7mm x 4mm) can be fitted on the inside of the management area. The drop cable management area cover prevents access to the network cables and splicing area and the adaptors are angled and spaced to allow for inspection prior to connection. Twelve anchor guides are provided for securing the drop cables (maximum diameter 4.2mm) and an integral seal maintains the IP55 rating.