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Submarine Cable Protection

Why should submarine fibers be monitored?

Fishing is by far the leading cause of damage to submarine cables, with anchors being a distant second, and dredging in third place. Current cable deployment strategies are ineffective in dealing with this problem. However, a radical solution is available that will change the way these cables are managed: EXFO’s Fiber Guardian.


Key takeaways

By defining thresholds, the end user is alerted to a number of different fault conditions, including minor degradations from 0.1 dB to cable cuts.

By involving customers at each step of the process, EXFO ensures that they are not just aware of the total solution, but are part of it.

Over-the-top active or passive monitoring ensures that when a leased fiber is impacted, the associated SLA can be easily managed by the leaseholder.

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