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® Ultra 200 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.