It is a new modern technology suitable particularly for access and metropolitan area networks deploying. Full existing duct structure and deficient number of fibers in a route can be easily solved by this MicroTechnology. The bundle of MicroDucts (MD) is blown into larger existing HDPE ducts or even into existing ducts with existing cables. MicroCables (MC) are then blown into them gradually to meet market needs.
|+ EFFICIENCY - By reducing wasted conduit space, Micro Technology allows maximum utilization of all current and future telecommunications infrastructure. Only installing the number of fibers you need today.||- EFFICIENCY - The existing duct structure is becoming full, you must install the largest possible fiber cable in a route for the future - wasted assets.|
|+ VERSATILITY - Fiber technology is constantly changing; therefore, by only installing the fibers you need today, you have the opportunity to utilize the latest in fiber technology as it becomes available.||- VERSATILITY - Once you have placed a traditional fiber cable in a duct, there is very little if any opportunity to ever expand the use of that duct again as there is generally live traffic on the fiber cable etc.|
|+ NETWORK EXPANSION - By placing several MicroDucts into the larger empty ducts , the concerns of future expansion are solved. Future build-outs will not interrupt existing services.||- NETWORK EXPANSION - You must install the largest possible fiber cable in a route for the future even though there is no clear need for it at this very moment. Future build-outs can interrupt existing services.|
|+ UTILIZATION OF CAPITAL - By using lower fiber count cables, the up front cost is dramatically less. You would only install the MicroCable as needed to satisfy the client's present requirements for capacity. In this way you are keeping your investment very closely tied to your present cash flow.||- EXCESSIVE INITIAL INVESTMENT - As you install the bigger fiber cable as currently needed you can economically justify. There will be fibers which will not be used for many years. There is high number of fibers with no business.|
|+ MAINTENANCE - The added protection and separation of the MicroCables in the MicroDucts makes rerouting and reconfiguration of systems much safer.||- DIFFICULT FIBER RE-CONFIGURATION and additional fiber derivation. Increase of splicing points along the optical link.|
MicroDucts (MD) - are small ducts which are blown into existing HDPE ducts. The MicroDucts vary in size with respect to required fiber count and available space within the duct itself. The available microducts OD/ID size ranging 12/10 mm, 10/8 mm, 7/5,5 mm, 5/3,5 mm. MicroDuct of 10/8mm is suitable to house up to 72 fibers.
MicroCables - the full range of MicroCables is available in fiber counts from 2 to 72 fibers. The fibers themselves are the same as are available in a standard fiber cable: multimode or singelmode. The cable can be manufactured (OFS, Draka, Alcatel, Corning,... ) either with all one type of fibre or a combination of both types. The outer diameter varies from 3 to 6,5 mm. The installation of MicroCables take place with a specially designed MiniJet. Installation distancies can achieve 500-1000 m according to route trajectory.
Full range of accessories is also available: couplers, end-cups, water blocks, T-couplers etc. In cooperation with a customer we can identify the most suitable individual solution to meet your total satisfaction.