This workshop will review the fiber network access evolution, discussing traditional and next generation deployments. We will compare the key differences between xPON and xWDM technologies, which are increasingly used by Incumbent Operators (ILEC), Utilities and Cable Multiple-Service Operators (MSOs) to deliver high speed broadband to business and residential subscribers. Exploring these technologies, we evaluate the transmission spectrum used, topologies and key fibre test challenges during construction, system activation, and maintenance phases. We will compare industry accepted test methods for commissioning and troubleshooting using optical time domain reflectometers (OTDR), Light Sources, Power Meters and Spectrum Analyzers.
Mike Venter, Heynen