Fiber Optic Characterization
Fiber Characterization is required for high speed links such as 10 Gig, 40 Gig and DWDM networks to ensure that signal integrity is not affected by ORL, CD, and PMD . Fiber Characterization is a comprehensive set of measurements performed on a fiber optic cable link to determine the key performance attributes of that link. Our Fiber Optic Characterization service enables you to have a true representation of your network’s capabilities.
Customers often ask us when they should have Fiber Optic Characterization performed? We try to provide the most simple answer possible. “Anytime you have a link which is running at 10 Gbps or faster.” Remember that each time a system gets upgraded to a faster delivery speed the optical thresholds for that fiber system become more stringent. Links running speeds of 10 Gbps or higher should be considered high performance and high value links. Most links running at these speeds are subject to Service Level Agreements (SLA) which mandate the network up time and performance required.