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Fiber Optic Splicing Documentation and Why It Matters

More and more we are seeing OSP networks turn fully fiber optic with the deployment of systems such as FTTx and Small Cell. Also, Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial networks are implementing a greater percentage of fiber optic solutions. The rapid deployment and evolution of these fiber optic systems has created a greater demand for organized and concise fiber splicing documentation. Why is this so critical?

The Importance of Accurate and Current Splicing Documentation

  • Allows for more accurate and efficient design solutions

  • Bill of Materials and Scopes of Work can be more precisely generated for each project

  • Aides in the determination of headend port availability, multiplexing solutions, and open/spare fibers for customer assignment

  • Eases the compilation of affected traffic during construction

  • Limits the amount of time customers are down during outages and maintenance

Common Programs Used

  • AutoCAD

  • Bentley Comms

  • SpatialNET

  • Excel

Above are a few of the common programs used for fiber optic splicing documentation all of which have their pros and cons. All advantages and disadvantages should be considered when choosing a program that best suits your company’s needs.


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