To enable fast installation of FTTP networks for multi-dwelling units (MDUs), 3M Communication Markets Divisio...
September 30, 2009
To enable fast installation of FTTP networks for multi-dwelling units (MDUs), 3M Communication Markets Division recently introduced the One Pass Fiber Pathway for use in FTTP networks for multi-dwelling units or MDUs.
The horizontal cable pathway and drop cable offering can be installed in just one pass around a hallway perimeter, the company says.
MDU living is a fast-growing market. According to a report released last year entitled Fiberizing the MDU, there are approximately 700 million MDUs worldwide occupied by one-third of the global population.
The number of MDUs passed with fiber could exceed 10 million per year by 2012.
3M says the low-profile design is less obtrusive than existing horizontal cable pathways. It is also suitable for use in hotels, hospitals, schools and small businesses.