Corning Cable intros drop cable for easy FTTH installation

Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Inc.’s (NYSE:GLW) telecommunications segment, has introduced a new drop cable aimed at FTTH markets. The company claims that ROC Dielectric Drop Cables with FastAccess technology enables faster and easier removal of the cable jacket, which reduces fiber access time by up to 55% when compared to traditional drop cables.

Jun 12th, 2012

Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Inc.’s (NYSE:GLW) telecommunications segment, has introduced a new drop cable aimed at fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) markets. The company claims that ROC Dielectric Drop Cables with FastAccess technology enables faster and easier removal of the cable jacket, which reduces fiber access time by up to 55% when compared to traditional drop cables.

Suitable for both field- and factory-termination processes, the compact design of the ROC Dielectric Drop Cables with FastAccess technology enables easier handling in the field, reduces slack storage requirements, and improves transportation and storage costs, Corning Cable asserts.

Unlike some outdoor dielectric cables that require special tools for cable access, such as hook blades, FastAccess technology requires no special tools, thereby lowering costs. The dielectric nature of the cable also eliminates any bonding and grounding requirements, the company says.

ROC Dielectric Drop Cables with FastAccess technology are backwards compatible for easy connectorization or splicing, and are also available in preconnectorized assemblies.

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