OFS adds MiDia 2GX metro access fiber cable to microcable line

Fiber-optic cable supplier OFS has added the MiDia 2GX cable to its MiDia microcable portfolio. OFS has aimed the new fiber cable at metro networks that require high fiber density.

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Fiber-optic cable supplier OFS has added the MiDia 2GX cable to its MiDia microcable portfolio. OFS has aimed the new fiber cable at metro networks that require high fiber density.

The MiDia 2GX microcable leverages bend-optimized fiber with a design that packs these fibers into an area 36% smaller than conventional 250-μm coated fiber would require. The design means smaller diameter cables with a greater number of fibers per tube, a plus when working with congested ducts, OFS points out. The cable is available with fiber counts of 144, 192, and 288. The fiber can be either AllWave FLEX and AllWave FLEX+.

Use of the cables also can reduce costs by enabling longer deployment distances (and therefore fewer splice points and setups), fewer installations, and greater use of those congested ducts, OFS adds. It also is compatible with microduct networks and air-blown installation practices.

"The MiDia 2GX microcable allows service providers the opportunity to achieve up to a 100% increase in fiber density in a single, reduced diameter cable," said Pierre Marty, executive vice president, sales and marketing for OFS. "This gain in density allows providers to maximize the use of their network duct systems and infrastructure, helping them save on both material and installation costs and retain the space for future upgrades or lease."

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