MiniXtend® solution for microducts | Corning

NEW – additions to the MiniXtend® portfolio

Rising demand for bandwidth, escalating duct congestion and convergence as fiber goes network deep?

All addressed by the two new extensions to the MiniXtend® portfolio - higher fiber counts in a smaller cable diameter footprint.

Great things really do come in small packages!

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MiniXtend® Cables

MiniXtend® Cables

Corning’s micro cabling solution solves the demand for today’s unlimited bandwidth capacity and addresses escalating network duct congestion.

Designed for installation in microduct systems using air-assisted installation methods, Corning’s MiniXtend® cables are up to 50 percent smaller than standard loose tube cables and offer high-fiber-counts in a small cable diameter footprint.

Corning’s innovative optical micro cabling solutions include the following:

MiniXtend HD Cable is our highest-density micro cable featuring Corning® SMF-28® 190 fiber and delivering fiber counts up to 288 fibers. Our MiniXtend HD cable is up to 20 percent smaller than standard micro cables.

MiniXtend Cable with Binderless FastAccess™ Technology has the same dimensions and fiber counts (12-144 fibers) as the original MiniXtend cable, but also features our time-saving binderless* FastAccess technology. This groundbreaking innovation in cable design eliminates the use of binder and waterblocking yarns and waterblocking tapes and enables up to 70 percent faster cable access and reduced risk of buffer tube damage. 

MiniXtend® Central Tube Cables are ideal for FTTH deployments and installation in ducts with an inner diameter of 4 mm. Available with fiber counts from 12 to 36 fibers, they are approximately 50% smaller than standard micro cables at the equivalent fiber count and can help operators meet fiber count targets in the most challenging space constraints. 

Visit our catalog for more information about MiniXtend HD cable or MiniXtend cable with binderless FastAccess technology.

MiniXtend® - Sipartech case study

MiniXtend® - Sipartech case study

This recent case study with Sipartech, neutral European infrastructure carrier talks about how they chose the fiber and the cable for a major project of over 1700 km and how they found a real partner in Corning Optical Communications. Listen also to installers for this key project and their experiences with the MiniXtend® cables.

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* Corning’s Binderless FastAccess Technology refers to the combination of an innovative jacket with state-of-the-art technology used to bind cable construction through the manufacturing process, eliminating the use of binder yarns and water-blocking tapes.