What is Fibre Testing?

What is Fibre Testing?

Published: 17th June 2021

Fibre testing encompasses the processes, tools, and standards used to test fibre optic components, fiber links, and deployed fibre networks. This includes optical and mechanical testing of discreet elements and comprehensive transmission tests to verify the integrity of complete fibre network installations.

Fibre optics have emerged as the world’s leading communication transport medium. The increasing diversity of fibre optic applications has highlighted the need for technician training and versatile, user-friendly test solutions.

Since their inception in the 1970s, Fibre Optic networks have continually expanded and evolved. Submarine networks and FTTH (Fibre to the Home) have highlighted the importance of robust fibre testing and monitoring since the emergence of 5G. and for over 80 years, VIAVI has offered an unmatched heritage of technical proficiency, reliability, and collaboration.

With the size and complexity of today’s fibre networks, productivity is no longer an option. Efficiency must begin in the lab and extend throughout construction and maintenance. VIAVI offers a fully integrated portfolio of cloud-enabled fibre test instruments, software, and services that are flexible and interoperable. The next generation of fibre optic test tools are now faster, easier to use, and more powerful than ever before.


VIAVI Optimeter Optical Fibre Meter

20 hours of operation, up to 10,000 test results

A simple to use, intelligent optical fiber meter to certify and troubleshoot fiber links

Find out more about VIAVI Optimeter Optical Fibre Meter

Viavi SmartOTDR Handheld Fibre Tester

Affordable, Easy-to-Use device for Techs at any level, with Robust Wireless Connectivity

The lightweight and compact SmartOTDR speeds and optimises field testing of metro and access networks—with a tailored OTDR interface and automatic analysis that any technician can understand.

Find out more about Viavi SmartOTDR Handheld Fibre Tester

Viavi FI-60 Live Fiber Identifier

Easily detect optical signals without disrupting fiber or network traffic.

The VIAVI FI-60 LFI enables users to easily detect the optical signal without disconnecting fiber or disrupting network traffic.

Find out more about Viavi FI-60 Live Fiber Identifier

Viavi FI-10/-11 Optical Fiber Identifiers

Identifies optical fibers being transmitted through a single-mode fiber.

The FI-10 and FI-11 Optical Fiber Identifier are rugged, handheld, easy-to-use installation and maintenance instruments that identify optical fibers by detecting the optical signals being transmitted through a single-mode fiber.

Find out more about Viavi FI-10/-11 Optical Fiber Identifiers

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