Deploying Optical Fiber? Do not Plug & Pray!

Gwen Amice, Subject Matter Expert, Physical layer and monitoring at EXFO addresses the challenges inherent with testing MPO connectors at the 2017 BICSI Canadian Conference. 85% of the issues in any optical fiber network are induced by bad/dirty connections. And as if we did not have enough troubles with single fiber connectors, we now have to deploy multi-fiber connectors like MTP/MPO to increase density. In this presentation, we will explain the impact of wrongdoing on an optical network and describe 5 best practices that will make your network safer and more reliable. We will dedicate a special chapter on MPO/MTP connectors.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017