Best Practices

Improving OTDR Accuracy for Emergency Restorations

Accuracy in finding faults using an OTDR is critical for installation verification and troubleshooting fiber optic networks. There are many factors that can affect the results of an OTDR test. In this session, we will discuss the main variations in fiber optic cable structures that affect accuracy and also the differences between fiber types and manufacturing processes that can contribute to differing OTDR results. We will also cover physical issues such as slack cable and aerial sag.

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