Reduce Installation Time With Factory-Tuned Performance

OFS’ Mini-TB (Tight Buffer) Drop Assemblies are used in FTTX applications between a Network Interface Device (NID) and a closure or pedestal. They consist of a flat outer sheath compatible with existing low cost aerial hardware, made robust with 2 solid strength members surrounding a 3 mm cord containing OFS’ bend optimized single-mode fiber and optical connectors on one or both ends. The assemblies are delivered with the flat sheath and strength members removed at the ends, allowing for easy bending and storage of the 3 mm cordage.

The Mini-TB Drop Assemblies are factory terminated and tested for fast, reliable plug and play installation. The Mini-TB Drop Assemblies are part of OFS’ FOX Solution® Home and Business.

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Key Features/Benefits


Key FeaturesBenefits
EZ-Bend fiber inside a ruggedized 4.8 mm Indoor/Outdoor jacketBends down to 2.5 mm radius making routing easier inside the premise. Compact slack management reduces cost and large loops.
Aramid strength members enabling 100 lb tension rating

Facilitates pulling through duct and stapling around sharp corners while protecting fiber reliability

Factory terminated optical connectorsPlug and play results in faster, lower skill installation saving time and cost compared to field terminated options
Factory tested optical performance with low loss and low reflection performance (< 0.3 dB insertion loss and high return loss > 55 dB with SC-UPC connectors) Greater service reliability compared to field terminated solutions
Industry standard connectors Compatible and interoperable with industry standard terminals compared to hardened fiber optic connectors.
AllWave® FLEX+ Fiber (standard) Bends down to 7.5 mm radius for compact installation without bend induced service disruption
EZ-Bend® Fiber (optional) Bends down to 2.5 mm radius. May be stapled and bent around sharp corners and allows faster easier routing inside the premise to an indoor ONT.
Integrated copper toning wire Easy to locate underground using conventional equipment to prevent impact from/to other underground utilities. Copper wire can be easily peeled away to route the cabling inside or access the toning wire for testing.
Precision manufactured with high quality manufacturing processes Consistent high quality performance
RoHS compliant Meets environment standards



N/A Used in FTTX applications between a Network Interface Device (NID) and a closure or pedestal

Connector Ends


Cable Characteristics

N/A Flat outer sheath compatible with existing low cost aerial hardware

Fiber Count

N/A 1

How To Order:

Order From Location

1-888-fiberhelp (1-888-342-3743) from inside the USA
1-770-798-5555 from outside the USA
1 Brightwave Blvd. Carrollton, GA 30117, USA