What is Fiber Drop Cable?

What is Fiber Drop Cable?

Fiber drop cable is an essential component of the FTTH network. It not only serves as the final external link between the user and the feeder cable, but it also brings the fiber closer to the users. There are some effects such as network reliability, operational flexibility, and the cost of FTTH deployment, thus selecting the suitable fiber drop cable is critical. Although there are many various varieties of fiber fiber drop cables on the market, the three most prevalent fiber optic drop cables are flat drop cables, figure-8 drop cables, and round drop cables. In this article, we will talk about these.

Fiber Drop Cable

What is a drop cable used for?

A fiber optic drop cable is also referred to as a “transceiver cable.” A drop cable is any short cable that connects a computer’s NIC to a wall plate. Drop cables allow computers to be easily removed and reconnected in the network so that they can be moved around the room.

Fiber Drop Cable Types

Flat Type Drop Cable

Flat drop fiber cable is distinguished by its flat look and is often made out of a polyethylene sheath, several fibers, and two insulating strength components to give great compression resistance. Previously, fiber drop cable contained one or two optical fibers, but currently it can contain up to 12 or more fibers.

Flat Drop Cable with 2 Fibers

2 Core Fiber Drop Cable Flat

Figure-8 Drop Cable

Figure-8 drop cable includes a center tube cable attached to a steel wire; it is intended to integrate messenger wire and optical cable installation into a single procedure. Figure-8 drop cable is a self-supporting cable used in outdoor aerial applications and it typically has 2 to 48 fibers.


Round Drop Cable

A single bend-insensitive optical fiber is often buffered and surrounded by an insulating strength member and an outer jacket in round fiber drop cable. It can provide network drop section endurance and dependability.

Round Drop Cable

Round Drop Cable


With the advancement of telecommunications, FTTH is becoming increasingly important to the world. In FTTH access networks, people use fiber optic drop cable more commonly. The three most common fiber optic drop cables are still flat drop cables, figure-eight drop cables, and round drop cables. You have a wide range of options.

Baudcom offers all types of Drop Cables. For more information, please feel free to contact us.

Post time: 2021-10-28


Lomoveishiy – Finland

I needed those to connect my PC on the third floor to have internet access in that room, and ISP installed their modem on the first floor only. After dropping fiber patch cables, plugged in all cables into these media converters at both sides, and link came up instantly. Was much easier than I thought!

Raymond – USA

Great experience – units worked straight out of the box – just needed plug in cables and we were done. I also like the possibility to enable jumbo frames, while we do not have a need for this feature at the current moment it’s great to have this option.

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