Category: FOTC

Webinar: Learn to choose Fiber Optic Cables for OSP Applications

To meet the requirements of diverse networks, the choice of fiber and cable types has also never been higher. From different fiber types to fiber structures within cables to cable types, one size definitely doesn’t fit all. This webinar will provide a survey of fiber and cable types to help guide the end user towards a deeper understanding of how to choose cable types for a specific application. Attendees will learn about different fiber types that are used in various outside plant networks. They will also learn about different fiber structures, such as loose tube, ribbon, and rollable ribbon fiber structures. We will also discuss the pros and cons of different cable types in different applications

FOTC panelists answer fiber-related questions

When we caught up with four members of the TIA’s Fiber Optic Technology Consortium after their panel discussion at the BICSI Winter Conference, we asked them questions they didn’t have the opportunity to address on-stage. Among the topics: the installed base of singlemode, multimode’s future, keeping MPOs clean, and high-speed connectivity.

Where US and China stand in deploying the ‘goldilocks of 5G spectrum’

LitePoint’s Director of Product Marketing Adam Smith and VIAVI Solutions’ Director of Marketing Kashif Hussain agree that mid-band spectrum, the 2.5 to less than sub-6 GHz space, is the spectrum sweet spot and that making effective use of it is critical to successfully deploying and scaling 5G. “Spectrum is the number one thing that differentiates 5G rollout from country to country,” Smith stated. “There are some countries that have been very aggressive at opening spectrum for 5G.”

Inspect Before You Connect Poster

Do you Inspect Before You Connect? The VIAVI full-size wall poster will serve as a helpful reminder that Contamination is the #1 Reason to Troubleshoot Optical Networks. Dirty connectors cause 80% of field test failures. Microscopic debris significantly degrades signal performance and can cause permanent damage. Mating dirty connectors can break apart, spread, and migrate particles. And a typical dust particle is 2 to 15 µm and is only visible with a microscope.