D-ROP cable presents the same footprint as a flat drop cable with the added advantage of being restorable. As with all FieldShield ducted solutions, fiber cuts are located, repaired and a new, pre-terminated fiber assembly is pulled from point A to B. In the event that an SC is not used, blunt fiber is pulled and terminated with a splice-on connector minimizing costs and time to restore the service outage. The pre-installed FlexConnector is plugged directly into the FlexPort opening of the FieldShield YOURx-Terminal or YOURx-TAP, providing a completely protected pathway from the access point directly to the premise, business or antenna with the option for restoration after accidental fiber cut.

D-ROP does not have the slack storage challenges that a flat drop presents because the duct slack can be peeled or removed leaving only the fiber assembly.

Technical Specifications

 FieldShield D-ROP
Outside Diameter 0.276" (7mm)
Inside Diameter 0.146" (3.7mm)
Material  HDPE
Connector Type SC
Operating Temperature -40°F to 176°F (-40° to 80°C)
Duct Color Orange (Direct Bury with tone) or Black (Aerial)
Stringing Tension To local regulations. Recommended not to exceed 0.2 KN
Min. Bend Radius 4.72" (120 mm)
Rated Cable Load 270 lbf (1.2 KN)
Tone Wire Copper coated steel wire (direct bury only)
Markings Part number, lot number, footage markers every foot
Breakout Length 12 Inches

Features & Benefits


  • Compliant to Telcordia GR-3155
  • Available with singlemode fiber


  • FieldShield FlexConnector provides an air-tight, water-tight connection
  • FieldShield Direct Bury Microduct has high tensile strength and crush resistance that withstands all types of implementations including open trenching, vibratory plowing, micro-trenching and directional boring
  • Duct is constructed from HDPE to prevent degradation


  • Available terminated with SC or bulk
  • Option for splice-on connector
  • Includes bend-insensitive fiber
  • The FlexConnector installed onto microduct pushes directly into a FieldShield YOURx-Terminal or YOURx-TAP
  • Integrated tone wire simplifies ground locating in direct bury applications
  • Industry standard orange provides high visibility for direct bury applications


  • Available in bulk or pre-connectorized for a labor lite, plug-and-play installation