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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


xDSL and Central Office Connectivity

xDSL and Central Office Connectivity

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.




Outside Plant Products

Outside Plant Products

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.




Diagnostic Products

Diagnostic Products / Marking & Locating

In outside plant it is critical to know the exact location of all underground (subterranean) networks. This is especially true for fibre optic networks where there is no metallic element in the cable. Marking the network will save time and effort and costly mistakes on maintenance, re-entry and new installations. 3M Telecommunications offers an advanced technology product portfolio for electronically marking the underground network. With 3M EMS and Locators it is possible to map the FTTX network and trace it precisely.