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MSAs

CONE
What is an MSA? Organisations, usually comprising consortia of component vendors, get together to define the key parameters of components or subsystems so that these will all work together. These result in Multi Source Agreements & Implementation Agreements. Examples include the SFP-MSA, CFP-MSA, QSFP-MSA, OSFP-MSA etc.
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ITU-T Recommendations

Standards
Here are useful links direct to relevant ITU-T recommendations: the G-Series and the L-Series.
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BS standards

BS EN standards for premises cabling

COFI
BS EN 50173 and BS EN 50174 series standards and links to where to purchase the standards online
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ISO/IEC Standards for Generic Cabling

Standards

The ISO/IEC 11801 series are International Standards for generic cabling in different types of premises. They…

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IEC standards for testing, cleaning & inspection

Standards

Having clean connectors is essential for accurate test results. Following the IEC standards for testing…

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standards for fibre optics

Why are standards for fibre optics important?

CFCE

OTT training always has a focus on standards, but why are standards for fibre optics…

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Standards bodies

Standards

Standards allow different systems to communicate with each other and different parts of a system…

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Ethernet

Standards

Ethernet standards are written and maintained by the IEEE. The IEEE802.3 standard and its amendments…

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