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Solutions for Access



The installation and extension of public telecommunications networks require innovative solutions to allow them to operate as cost-effective, secure and future-oriented. Due to the long-term partnerships with our domestic and foreign customers, 3M Telecommunications understands the requirements of local service providers as well as national or international telecommunications operators. This is why 3M Telecommunications has played a leading role in consultancy services, development, production and sales of components and systems, for decades within all major telecommunications markets around the world.

3M Telecommunications have repeatedly set new standards with solutions for every aspect of Access and Next Generation Access networks, from the invention of IDC technology to complete hand-held diagnostic equipment supply.

Access Applications

Solutions for Central Office

Solutions for Central Office
Modern connection technologies are expected to be more feature rich than traditional connection techniques where speed and simplicity are of the essence. These requirements go beyond central office with connection technologies being flexible enough for use in the whole network from the main distribution frame to the local distribution box.

Innovative connection technologies from 3M Telecommunications offer customers practical solutions for telephony applications through to connection mounted splitter products for xDSL applications. An extensive range of over-voltage protection solutions is available for 3M’s connection technologies providing security both to people and the network equipment.

Solutions for Outside Plant

Solutions for Outside Plant
3M Telecommunications offers an extensive range of housings, closures and connection technologies for use within outside plant environments. The proven splice methods Scotchlok or MS2 provide the maximum number of splices in the smallest possible space within closures where the use of SID, STG or QSA connectors offer the best solutions for housings.

3M Telecommunications extensive ‘know-how’ has produced a variety of closure sealing options with both encapsulated and mechanically-closed closures available. For example, the BPEO family of closures are re-enterable and do not require specialist tools or additional materials such as gaskets or mastic.

Solutions for Customer Premise

Solutions for Customer Premise
Customer premise solutions from 3M Telecommunications includes products ranging from wall distribution boxes to network interface devices (NID’s). The range of distribution boxes offers small distribution boxes made of thermoplastic synthetic material (ABS) as well as distribution boxes for surface- and flush-mounting. 3M™ VKA distribution boxes for surface mounting feature a rotating baseplate - FlexiBase - which allows for flexible mounting of SID-CD (DIN design) or SID-C strips. Locking systems are available for access security.

Specific Connectors

Specific Connectors
3M Telecommunications also offers a range of products dedicated to specific applications.