Testing Fibre Optic Networks

Why Do Fibre Networks Need to be Tested?

Published: 17th June 2021

Testing Fibre Optic networks are unavoidable due to Industry standards and warranty requirements, but there are many other reasons why Fibre network performance should be tested and monitored.

There has been an increase in the size and complexity of Fibre networks due to market demand for bandwidth. Passive Optical Network (PON) architecture, DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexed), and other innovations have introduced more cable segments and insertion loss locations, even as loss budgets decrease and performance requirements increase. Customer satisfaction and competitive edge can be ensured after thorough and accurate Fibre testing at all network levels and phases.

Despite the best intentions of highly trained technicians, the delicacy and scale of Fibre optics can be unforgiving when it comes to contamination, micro-bending, and connector damage. Dirty connections remain the number one cause of Fibre network failures. Testing the network comprehensively prior to turn-on allows any defects or damage to be detected and repaired proactively.

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