Test & Measurement
Testing strategies have been at the heart of most FTTH network deployments. During this practical workshop you’ll explore industry best practice and see how solutions and associated procedures can be used to gain efficiencies by engineers, even if they don’t have fibre test experience. The session will focus on sharing experience and addressing the key test challenges experienced through a FTTH deployment cycle (network build, activation and troubleshooting).
The methods and procedures that will be demonstrated have been derived to allow FTTH networks to be built and activated right first time, thus avoiding expensive and time consuming repeated truck rolls.
For the trouble shooting element the challenge is all about reducing time to repair so we will focus on identifying the location and cause of faults (dirty connectors, fibre bending, out of spec splices, fibre breaks, etc.) and advising on practical the action that engineers can take to remedy the faults.
In most case the job’s not done until a positive test report is created and sent back. You’ll gain an appreciation of the relevant standards, suitable pass-fail thresholds and see how reports can be automatically generated and uploaded.
Having taken the work shop you’ll see first-hand the importance of fibre cleanliness and inspection and see how the process can be fully automated, standardised and made repeatable, removing the any subjectivity from the process and eliminate false positives. You’ll understand how to test through optical splitters accurately, even if they’re cascaded and understand how to test the FTTH network while it’s live…. plus much more!