The Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) and the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) have entered into a Collaborative Workforce Development Agreement to advance critical workforce education and training for the broadband communications industry. The agreement promotes both associations’ workforce development programs: the Telecommunications Industry Registered Apprenticeship Program (TIRAP), nationally sponsored by WIA for broadband and 5G technicians; and the Fiber Broadband Association’s Optical Telecom Installer Certification (OpTIC Path) program that trains fiber technicians.
FOA has a online Loss Budget Calculator web page that will calculate the loss budget for your cable plant and a free app for iOS smartphones and tablets that will calculate loss budgets for the cable plant you are designing or testing.
VIAVI offers two free reference guides for fiber optic testing that can be downloaded as ebooks. Volume 1 reviews the basics in systems, standards, and network architectures and focuses on how to make the most of Optical Time Domain Reflectometers (OTDRs) to install, turn-up, and maintain fiber optic networks
Join Corning for a complimentary six-part Live Webinar Series on “Staying Connected with the Data Center.” This series aims to provide quality training in the latest applications and solutions in the Data Center world, while also sharing best practices to make better informed decisions on meeting bandwidth requirements both now and in the future. Topics include scaling from 10G to 400G, the technology roadmap for optical transceivers, and what considerations data center infrastructure professionals should keep in mind to enable this evolution.
Read the next issue of the FOA’s newsletter online. While the photo above doesn’t show “social distancing”, FOA has all its certification tests available online, both for use by our schools and by our direct “Work to Cert” applicants. All tests require a proctor to oversee the applicant taking the exam. In this time of social distancing, getting a proctor can be difficult, so FOA now has procedures for online proctors and administering the exam. Contact the FOA for more information.
Transceivers supporting 400 GbE for #datacenters are nearing significant commercial availability, and #400G #coherenttransmission has reached the field. Join #Infinera’s Geoff Bennett on 3/25 for a @lightwaveonline webinar on the state of 400G+ #technology
IT teams have more metrics than ever before. Yet according to Forrester Research, one-third of user complaints linger without resolution for a month or more. Do you have the right insight to understand and resolve user problems? In this webinar learn how the end-user focused technologies of Observer 17.5 simplify user experience assessment and troubleshooting to: Improve engineer’s ability to triage problem response and assign support tickets; Facilitate faster root-cause analysis with user-experience driven workflows; Ensure performance visibility in next generation 100 Gb data centers; Understand how users, by location or service, are experiencing an application.
In this issue of the FOA Newsletter, we had hoped to report about the giant OFC conference in San Diego last week and remind you of the CGA Damage Prevention conference next week in Palm Springs. While you are sequestered at home, we’ve provided some interesting things to read in this newsletter and many other places around the Internet in “Worth Reading” below. We’ve also got some good, free online training at Fiber U, including the new OSP Construction course or if you are preparing for an FOA certification course, any of the other Fiber U courses linked to FOA certifications.
Fiber-optic installation requires error-free practices. When it comes to fiber installations, some often-overlooked practices are fairly critical in maintaining a fiber run’s signal integrity. This article aims to illuminate some common failure […]
Download Light Brigade’s 2019 training catalog and browse our large selection of #fiberoptic training class options this year. “What if you don’t train your staff and they stay?!” Read the source article […]