The explosion in worldwide smartphone use shows no signs of slowing down, in both developed and developing countries, with several industry sources projecting over 6 billion users by 2020. It’s no wonder that fiber mobile networks are one of the fastest-growing segments in telecom today.
In order to address such rising demand for mobile bandwidth, operators are faced with growing their backhaul infrastructure from 1G to 2.5G—and all the way up to 10G. While fiber continues to replace copper in mobile backhaul networks, due to its scalability to meet future demands, the combination of high data rates and long distances is the perfect recipe to cause chromatic dispersion (CD), polarization mode dispersion (PMD), and optical return loss (ORL)—all of which can significant impact network performance.
EXFO’s new webinar, Reaching 10G in Mobile Fiber Network, provides a pragmatic overview of the specific issues that arise with 10G deployments, how PMD, CD and ORL can trigger profit-gouging bit error rates (BERs), and the advantages/disadvantages to two 10G testing approaches. Don’t miss out on this quick webinar if you are considering a 10G roll out in the near future!