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Central Office Products

Central Office Products

Cost-effectiveness, shorter installation periods, higher packing density, increasing digitisation: buzz words which represent key criteria for the expansion or new construction of main distribution frame systems. These are the drivers for 3M Telecommunications' Central Office Access Solutions. The product portfolio includes a variety of cross-connect blocks, with the appropriate cabinets and frames. Included are cross-connect blocks with integrated xDSL splitters and test access functionality. The product portfolio has gained industry acceptance and recognition for ease of termination, transmission performance and cost effectiveness. Today, we have strong market positions in Germany and France. Products like the 3M™ Quante™ ID3000™, 3M™ Quante™ SID™, or 3M™ Quante™ STG cross-connect blocks, or the MODF/RFO are among the most popular products.

3M Telecommunications' complete Main, Digital, and Optical Distribution Frame solutions are used by major network operators all over the world. 3M Telecommunications connection systems can easily be combined with individual frames, racks or cabinets. Our central office systems will continue to ensure the greatest possible cost-effectiveness and versatility in the future.

Main Copper Distribution Frame/ 3M™ Quante™ Cross Connections

We supply two different system ranges, depending upon the respective size of the frame to be used.

The Quante™ ID 3000™ connection system provides individual, self-contained solutions for both analogue and digital networks and has now become standard for most of the world's network operators.


  • Compatible with existing frame systems
  • High capacity with small dimensions
  • Maximum ease of installation

In 2002, 3M launched the integrated Quante™ ID 3000™ splitter block. This new development allows for faster, cheaper, and more maintenance-friendly ADSL deployment which is, for example, useful for high-speed Internet access. The Quante™ ID 3000™ splitter block is used on main distribution frames, takes up a minimum of space and combines narrow and broadband signals. As an integral component of the Quante™ ID 3000™ connection system, the Quante™ ID 3000™ splitter block also has a modular design. Click on Quante™ ID3000™ ADSL Combi Splitter and Quante™ ID3000™ ADSL POTS Splitter for further information.

Quante™ SID™ is the name of our versatile current connection system.

More than 20 years of development skill have gone into establishing this cost-effective system in countless countries on all five continents.


  • High capacity
  • Optimised cost-benefit ratio
  • High reliability thanks to tried and tested insulation displacement contact (IDC) technology where the block cuts the wire rather than the insertion tool

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