RetractaNetXS employs specially manufactured retractable direct buried cable filled with small fibre modules. These modules are designed to be cut at one point in the network and retracted to another, where they can be fed or blown through microducts directly into customer premises.
The system is extremely fast and easy to install:
Aerial RetractaNetxs has recently been deployed in South Africa with great success. The cable has been installed both in mid-block and street-verge deployments, either as a newly-installed distribution network or integrated with already existing backbone fibres.
An aerial drop tube with a draw wire is installed from the closest pole where a tapping box has been installed over the RetractaNetxs cable. The Extractable Single Fibre Unit (ESFU) is then cut at a tapping box further down the cable, extracted, crimped onto the drawstring and installed into the home and terminated. Extraction is very simple, and installers are already favouring RetractaNetxs drops over conventional fibre drops.