Inc., a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications
networks, has launched a unique and cost-effective fiber optic cable
solution—the Low Count Fiber Drop cable—designed specifically for true
one or two fiber drop applications in FTTx networks.
The Low Count Fiber Drop cable, part of the company’s expanding
portfolio of high-performance, high-bandwidth cables for
telecommunications applications, provides cable and multi-services
operators the flexibility of deploying a fiber optic cable designed
specifically for the drop portion of a network.
“FTTx cables can be used in various architectural approaches to outside
plant designs,” said Doug Wells, vice president, Outside Plant
Solutions, CommScope. “Some operators are using expensive fiber optic
drop cables, containing up to 12 fibers that were designed to
accommodate various applications that extend way beyond the true drop
application. The Low Count Fiber Drop is a design uniquely focused on
addressing the specific requirements in the tap to subscriber connection.
“CommScope has a rich history in the cable industry. Through our years
of research and development on fiber optic cable, we think CommScope is
uniquely positioned to help operators deploy a fiber drop cable to
address both aerial and underground conduit drop applications.”
The Low Count Fiber Drop cable is a small (4 mm × 2 mm) lightweight (8
lbs per 1,000 ft) cable designed for easy handling and field
preparations. The all-dielectric Low Count Fiber Drop cable also
eliminates the time and cost associated with bonding and grounding. The
innovative, gel-free solution fulfills this niche in the FTTx
The Low Count Fiber Drop cable was also designed to complement and
further enhances the value of CommScope’s BrightPath®
Optical Solutions (BOS™). With a full suite of headend, outside
plant and end-user solutions, BOS allows an operator to choose the right
technology and architecture to meet the unique needs of residential,
MDU, commercial and cellular backhaul applications.
BrightPath is a registered trademark and BOS is a trademark of
has played a role in virtually all the world’s best communication
networks. We create the infrastructure that connects people and
technologies through every evolution. Our portfolio of end-to-end
solutions includes critical infrastructure our customers need to build
high-performing wired and wireless networks. As much as technology
changes, our goal remains the same: to help our customers create,
innovate, design, and build faster and better. We’ll never stop
connecting and evolving networks for the business of life at home, at
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