The competition to build higher speed optical transmission systems and to exploit the latent bandwidth within an optical network is increasing the requirements to support both Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM) and Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) transmission solutions. The requirements are now becoming standard practise in both long haul and metro networks.
Telecommunication network operators and service providers understand the need for a detailed analysis of their fibre cable plant to determine its ability to allow network migration to 10Gbps, 40Gbps or even 100 Gbps systems. Our Characterisation Service helps clients to understand their optical network capabilities and optimise the performance of their fiber networks by identifying the ‘optical fingerprint’ of each fiber.
Our Fibre Characterisation Service will evaluate each fibre and provide a comprehensive final report with detailed test results and recommendations, documenting; Insertion Loss Measurement (IL), Optical Return Loss (ORL), Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) traces, Chromatic Dispersion (CD), Polarisation Mode Dispersion (PMD) and Attenuation Profile (AP), for each fibre tested.
Our engineers will assess the health of your fibre optic network, and provide you with invaluable data to allow you to determine your immediate and future network upgrade path.