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Air-Blown Micro Cable

CommScope's family of cost effective fiber optic micro cables are designed for air blown installations into microducts. Microduct technology provides a cost effective, craft friendly way to upgrade your network, which can grow on demand by deploying fiber as needed.
Publish Date: November 15, 2016
Region: Global

Application Note: Alternative Jacket Material for Fiber Optic

CommScope has developed an alternative cable jacket for fiber-optic cables that reduces or even eliminates damage from rodent chewing in high-risk locations.
Publish Date: February 13, 2017
Region: Global

CommScope fiber cables color chart

Optical fiber and fiber cable jacket color codes.
Publish Date: September 16, 2016
Region: Global

Dry Loose Tube Fiber Optic Cable

CommScope’s dry loose tube cable is gel-free providing full water blocking protection for outside plant applications.
Publish Date: November 15, 2016
Region: Global

Fiber Optic Construction Manual

No matter who you are, no matter what you do at your company, you want one thing more than anything else - a cable plant that is reliable, durable and economical to install, operate and maintain.
Publish Date: November 15, 2016
Region: Global

Low Count Fiber Optic Cable Application Report

LC drop cable prep instructions
Publish Date: April 1, 2012
Region: Global

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Jul 27, 2017

Single Pair Ethernet Will Connect IoT Devices

When a new cabling technology is developed, it’s natural to assume it was designed to carry higher speeds. While that’s usually a safe assumption, there are instances where new media types are developed to provide more cost-effective transport for lower speed applications. Case in point: single pair Ethernet. Learn more in this blog post and the linked white paper.
Jun 13, 2017

Used a fax machine in a while?

We’re willing to bet you haven’t used a fax machine in a while. All innovations have their moment in the sun. But with 5G on the horizon, there will be other great things to take its place. First, the worlds of wireless and wireline need to converge. CommScope’s Craig Culwell shines a light on how you can hear more on future network connectivity.
May 3, 2017

Explosive Mobile Data Growth Makes Fiber a Strong Backhaul Solution

Since installing new fiber can be expensive and time-consuming, some carriers are leveraging the extensive footprint and coverage of their existing fiber-to-the-home networks to provide backhaul for wireless networks. By utilizing some innovative fiber connectivity solutions, operators can use the same fiber strands for multiple services. Wes Oxlee explains more about the technologies in this blog post and the updated “LTE Best Practices” eBook.
Mar 6, 2017

Shining a (Flash)light on Latency

Remember the days when a transoceanic phone call took forever to connect? Now it sounds like you’re in the same room! It all has to do with levels of latency. Joseph Coffey shines a light -- on the speed of light – in this video blog post.