The FTTH Cable Assembly has been specifically designed to simplify and speed up the installation of fiber optic cables within SDU (Single Dwelling Units) and MDU’s (Multi-Dwelling Units). By using this solution, operators can lower the required skill-set of their field technicians and reduce the amount of time it takes to connect a subscriber to the network.
The innovative aspect of this solution is that the outer-housing of the connector can be assembled to the ceramic ferrule after the connector has been blown, pushed or pulled through the micro-duct. This allows the connector to occupy less space inside the duct and subsequently improves the complete installation process. The traditional installation process requires a connectorized pigtail to be fusion-spliced to a cable with special fusion splicing machines. This costly and timely because FTTx operators generally only have a small percentage of their workforce with sufficient skills or tooling to do this.
Up to four connectors can be terminated on a single cable, allowing FTTx operators to provide spare fibers for other operator or for SMART applications in the future.