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Outside Plant Products

Outside Plant Products

The increasing trend to situating electronic components outside, together with the large number of players on the market and increasing security requirements make the development of new outdoor cabinets necessary. This has been part of 3M Telecommunications' core business for decades. The product range includes solutions for a wide variety of applications. It includes both enclosures for distribution and splitting cables or complex cabinet systems, e.g. for mobile radio base station or active transmission technology. Our products make a crucial contribution to network security, even under extreme environmental conditions. We use, of course, a modular design, allowing the use of a wide variety of connection systems on specially-designed frames, giving a better lead time to unique requirements.

In addition to surface cabinet systems, 3M Telecommunications offers mechanical connecting and distribution closures for fibre optic and copper networks. A particular innovation in this respect is the "Quick-Snap" seal for closures - a novel, reopenable sealing system which provides a high level of reliability and saves time.

3M™ Quante™ Cross Connections / Copper Connectors & Splices / Fibre Connectivity.

The 3M™ Quante™ SID™-C EXTREME connection system and the SX range are gel-filled connecting components. Contacts are protected against dirt and corrosion in outdoor cabinets by a gel filling, even under extreme environmental conditions.


  • High packing density
  • Use of the connection system even under extreme weather conditions
  • High reliability

3M Telecommunications is the acknowledged world leader in the field of copper connection technology not least due to the invention and marketing of 3M™ Scotchlok™ single-core splicing kits and core connection strips for 10-, 20- and 25-pair wires (MS2).


  • High reliability
  • Simple installation
  • Worldwide recognised standard

Concentrating on these product characteristics has also led to the development of the innovative mechanical 3M™ Fibrlok™ splicer in the course of the further development of products in the field of fibre optic connection systems. 3M™ Quante™ Outdoor Cabinets.

Outdoor cabinets - for both fibre optic cable and copper connection modules - have formed part of 3M Telecommunications' core business for years.

3M Telecommunications launched a range of new 3M™ Quante™ Modula Outdoor Cabinets. These cabinets are specifically designed for use with active components, e.g. as required by the UMTS standard. The new cabinet is based on a stable aluminium frame and can be equipped with panels or doors on any side of the frame, depending upon the customer's requirements. Several frames can be combined to form a single cabinet, e.g. to create several separate areas.

This design allows the enlargement of cabinets already installed. Various types of base are available, from a simple enclosed base to a battery case on telescopic slides. The system can be used with either a suitable passive heat exchanger or an air-conditioning system.


  • Modular design
  • Modular climate control system
  • Options for future cabinet expansion
  • Single or double-wall versions
  • Choice of different materials for different applications
  • Heat management systems

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