FieldSmart Makwa

The FieldSmart Makwa® is scalable to meet a customer’s specific requirements and has the ability to be mounted either above or below ground. Below grade mounting eliminates the potential above grade aesthetics issues from the deployment equation.

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Product Details

The FieldSmart Makwa® incorporates all of the features found in our above ground cabinets and adds the ability to deploy the FieldSmart Fiber Distribution Hub in a below grade application. Roughly 50% smaller than existing above grade cabinets, Makwa reduces real estate costs and improves density without compromising critical design elements of accessibility, bend-radius protection, physical fiber protection and route path diversity.

The FieldSmart Makwa consists of four basic elements: a top cover (dome), a base plate, an internal backplane and the Clearview® Black Cassettes. All components are pre-assembled and loaded into the Makwa – making it field ready for deployment. The Makwa is scalable to meet customer requirements and can be configured to accept 12 to 48 feeder ports and 12 to 288 distribution ports in a PON application. It will accept up to nine 1 x 32 ruggedized splitters and provides staging plates for PON networks.

Patch and splice versions are shipped with the Clearview Black Cassette preloaded. Patch only configurations are shipped complete with pre-terminated lengths of OSP cables that are terminated into the Clearview Black Cassettes. They come fully installed into the Makwa, making it ready for deployment right out of the package. 

Features & Benefits


  • Designed, tested and certified to Telcordia GR-3125
  • Terminations designed, tested and certified to Telcordia GR-326
  • Clearfield® FiberDeep® Guarantee: 0.2 dB insertion loss or less, exceeding industry standards
  • Fiber cable certified to Telcordia GR-20 and GR-409
  • Splitters designed to comply with Telcordia GR1209/GR-1221
  • Designed to comply with NEMA 4
  • Constructed out of UV resistant plastic
  • Stainless steel fasteners and hardware


  • Provides protection from water intrusion if fully submerged
  • Single molded cover with double o-ring sealing technology for additional protection
  • Water-tight cable entrance fittings
  • Each 12-fiber Clearview Black houses a 12-fiber sub-unit of patch and splice or patch only, protecting fiber from both environmental and human factors


  • Pole mount or in vault
  • Vault mount option allows unit to be hidden from site and accessed only when service needs to be performed
  • Removable/resealable dome allows service technicians to access fiber without damaging fiber or disrupting existing service
  • Cable management integrated into the Makwa unit – including slack storage and staging plates for splitters


  • All fiber is deployed in increments of 12, providing the users the ability to scale from 12 ports to full capacity, aligning capital investment with network layout and subscriber revenue
  • User defined feeder to distribution ratios for PON applications
  • MFS patch and splice configurations provide maximum flexibility for customer designed networks 

Technical Specifications

Part Number 288 PON Makwa 432 Cross-Connect Makwa
Dimensions 22 ⅜” H x 16” W x 16” D (592.33 mm H x 425.45 mm W x 425.45 mm D) 22 ⅜” H x 16” W x 16” D (592.33 mm H x 425.45 mm W x 425.45 mm D)
Weight 35 lbs (15.88 kg) 35 lbs (15.88 kg)
Port Density Up to 288 Up to 432
Feeder/Express Ports Up to 48 N/A
Cassette Types Supported Clearview® Black Clearview® Black
Cable Types Indoor/Outdoor, Outdoor (Riser/Non-Rated), Outdoor Armored (Riser/Non-Rated) Indoor/Outdoor, Outdoor (Riser/Non-Rated), Outdoor Armored (Riser/Non-Rated)
Splice Capacity 12 splices in each Clearview Black Cassette 12 splices in each Clearview Black Cassette
Storage Capacity Up to ten feet of jacketed fiber Up to ten feet of jacketed fiber
Cables Entrances 4 4
Splitters Slots (1 x 32 Splitter) 9 (using HD Ruggedized Splitter) N/A
Mounting Options Above Grade: pole mount; Below Grade: in vault mount Above Grade: pole mount; Below Grade: in vault mount
Material Property Blended UV Resistant Plastic Property Blended UV Resistant Plastic