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Fiber testing: the right thresholds and why they matter

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Christian Till

Application Engineer

Christian Till started his career in the telecom industry in 2013 as a Product Manager for FTTx, DOCSIS and WDM after completing his B.Sc. in Communications Engineering.

In 2015, he joined EXFO as a Subject Matter Expert, where he provides thought leadership for best practices in fiber network deployment.

He recently completed his Master of Engineering in Information Technology and Management while continuing to serve as a technical advisor to EXFO's customers.

In 2020, he was appointed Senior Member of Technical Staff, representing EXFO at industry events and interfacing with EXFO product development groups.

With his knowledge of fiber technology and deep hands-on experience in fiber networks, including DWDM, PON, 5G & FTTH rollout, he works closely with network operators and service providers to establish new test and measurement methods for FTTx networks (PON and P2P).

Working with assigned thresholds help technicians decide if a fiber link is good or bad. Thresholds help grade the work performed and meeting accepted thresholds are a deciding factor that determines whether contractors get paid for their work or not.

So for example what are the right thresholds for a splice? And can thresholds be too strict? Recent trends are moving toward stricter thresholds resulting in additional and sometimes unnecessary work and tests.

This webinar will explore the various fiber testing thresholds recommended by standards bodies and how they apply. We will also provide recommendations on setting sensible thresholds—those that lead to a high-quality network, without causing extra work for technicians.

Viewers will also receive guidance concerning when to challenge thresholds, which thresholds are recognized as unreasonable and how to make sure that the right thresholds are always set at the right time. This webinar will also show a different approach to rating the quality of network installations—an approach that’s easy and understandable.

Key takeaways:

  • Recommended fiber thresholds and how they apply to real life testing scenarios
  • Working with fiber testing thresholds in a hassle-free way.
  • An alternative qualitative approach to assess fiber links and how efficiently and robustly a link is built

Join Christian Till as he separates facts from feeling when it comes to using the right thresholds while performing fiber testing.

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