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
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.