Thin-Film Bundled Drop | FTTH Networks | Corning

Minimal Disruption. More Peace of Mind.

Minimal Disruption. More Peace of Mind.

As fibre continues to connect millions of homes to the endless possibilities of highspeed broadband, Corning’s Thin-Film Bundled Drop solution is helping accelerate and improve the deployment of FTTH networks in rural and urban communities around the world.
In combination with the fast and minimally invasive method of nano-trenching, the Thin-Film Bundled Drop solution reduces the need for traditional deployment methods. 
This solution will also help limit disruption within communities, ease the procurement of permits, and speed up the roll out of FTTH in the months and years to come.

Advantage overview

Advantage overview

Fast. Easy. Flexible.

Fast. Easy. Flexible.

The Thin-Film Bundled Drop solution is compatible with nano-trenching, requiring only a thin, minimally disruptive 10 mm trench for the drop.

Thin-Film Bundled Drop Solution At-A-Glance

Thin-Film Bundled Drop Solution

• Suitable for underground
• 7 multifibre 4.6 mm drop cables bundled under thin film
• Diameter: 13.8 mm
• Current 12 F design: 4.9 mm drop and 14.7 mm TFBD
• Min. bend radius during installation: 20 x D
• Max. tensile strength during installation: 2000N
• Weight: 142 kg/km
• Crush: 1000N/10 cm
• Temperature operation: -25°C to 70°C

Multifibre 4.6 mm Drop Cable

• Suitable for underground (or aerial if needed)
• Up to 4 fibres today (and up to 12 fibres in the future)
• Diameter: 4 F – 4.6 mm (12 F – 4.9 mm)
• Features Corning® SMF-28® Ultra fibre (our G.652.D & G.657. A1 fibre)
• Min. bend radius during installation: 15 x OD
• Max. tensile during installation: 1250N
• Weight: 18 kg/km
• Crush: 1000N/10 cm
• Temperature operation: -25°C to 70°C

Key Components

Key Components

The Thin-Film Bundled Drop relies on a streamlined system of components to make FTTH connections possible and lower the total network rollout cost:

Robust Street Cabinet

Robust Street Cabinet

Robust Street Cabinet

Design based on regular KvZ or Gf-NVt (distribution cabinet) with added capabilities to store and manage up to 81 drops of the Thin-Film Bundled Drop (TFBD) solution.

Design based on regular KvZ or Gf-NVt (distribution cabinet) with added capabilities to store and manage up to 81 drops of the Thin-Film Bundled Drop (TFBD) solution.

Streamlined Thin-Film Bundled Drop - Fully spliced solution for fast and simple deployment of...

Streamlined Thin-Film Bundled Drop

Streamlined Thin-Film Bundled Drop

Fully spliced solution for fast and simple deployment of underground applications.

Fully spliced solution for fast and simple deployment of underground applications.

Discreet Building Entry - Bauteile für die Gebäudeeinführung von Dropkabeln

Discreet Building Entry and customer connection

Discreet Building Entry and customer connection

Building entry hardware is fully compatible with drop cable and allow to terminate the drop in building terminal or CSP.

Building entry hardware is fully compatible with drop cable and allow to terminate the drop in building terminal or CSP.

Understanding the Thin-Film Bundled Drop

An Innovative, Efficient Approach to FTTH Deployment

Easy
Installs directly into low-depth trenches in one simple step

Fast
Connects buildings within an area without junction closures or splicing

Future-Ready
Designed for the Evolv™ Solution with Pushlok™ technology

Flexible
Designed for aerial and underground applications

Rugged
Water-tight, direct-buried cables are ready for harsh temperatures ranging from -25°C to 70°C

More Sustainable
Uses less plastic than traditional duct cable deployments

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