How do I test dark fibre?
Full fibre characterisation is recommended for any dark fibre contract. Fibre characterisation involves a comprehensive suite of tests on the optical fibre to reveal how well it will perform.
Performing all the fibre characterisation measurements to produce accurate and reliable results is a skilled task. The analysis and interpretation of the test results in order to report on the quality of the fibre infrastructure and the ability of the link to support different applications and technologies, requires a lot of detailed knowledge and understanding.
You can learn how to carry out that testing on the Certified Fibre Characterisation Engineer course.
Richard Ednay, OTT technical Director and developer of the globally recognised Certified Fibre Characterisation Engineer (CFCE) course, wrote the definition of fibre characterisation that is in ITU G.650.3