Corning ClearCurve® compact drop cables are part of a product family developed to solve the challenges associated with multidwelling unit (MDU) deployments. Enabled by a truly bend-insensitive fiber, this small-profile, yet durable, cable is optimized for applications within the living unit. Smaller and more flexible than CAT 5e cable, ClearCurve compact drop cable can accomplish tight turns to a miniumum bend-radius of 5 mm (0.2 in) with negligible bend loss and can be run under carpet, along door frames and molding, in raceway or microduct.
The cable consists of a single bend-insensitive fiber tight-buffered with a 900 µm jacket, surrounded by dielectric strength members and an outer flame-retardant jacket. With a standard yellow or optional neutral-toned jacket, this cable is riser-rated (OFNR) for indoor vertical riser and general-purpose horizontal applications.
Features And Benefits
• Backward compatible with all industry ITU-G.652 single-mode fiber
Meets industry standards and eliminates installation complexity
• Minimum bend radius of 5 mm
Ideal for tight-bend deployments
• Available in riser-rated (OFNR) cable design
Indoor, vertical riser and general-purpose horizontal applications
• Convenient contractor-sized packaging
Easy field deployment
• Higher bandwidth-carrying capacity, smaller outer diameter, lighter weight, smaller minimum bend-radius
Outperforms typical CAT 5e or CAT 6 cable for MDU applications