Definitions of FTTH and FTTB

FTTH Council has issued guidelines on how to define FTTH and other optical fiber based network concepts. There has been more confusion on what terminology…

Classification of Optical Fibers and Categorization by ITU-T

Today we will discuss the most commonly employed optical fiber categories used in telecommunication networks. MMF 62.5/125 and MMF 50/125 or OM1 OM2/OM3 – MMF…

How to optimize FTTH Network to Save the Deployment Cost?

Fiber to the home installation is progressing in different parts of the world. Almost every day we hear news about some new FTTH project. It…

How to Calculate the Weight of FRP and Steel Wire?

Glass FRP and Steel wires are commonly used central strength members in fiber optic cables. Central strength members are the elements in a fiber optic cable that are used to provide the required tensile strength during installation.

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Fiber Optics?

Fiber optics is relatively a new technology but it has a great influence in every walk of our life today. Our life today is so mingled with communication devices that they have become an inevitable part of our personal life, just like another organ in our body. A smartphone especially has become an extended organ of our brain. The communication networks to support such developments were possible with the advancement in fiber optics. 

Historical Facts in the Development of Optical Fiber

The developments in the optical fiber industry have revolutionized modern communication. It is interesting to look back at those historical events. The first scientifically recorded…

Calculation of Excess Fiber Length in Loose tube

Optical fibers loaded at the Fiber pay-offs need some tension in order to maintain a constant paying off process. This tension applied on the fiber…

Electromagnetic Waves and their Application in Optical Communication

One of the biggest revolutions in human history was the start of the use of electromagnetic waves for modern communication. Modern communication means the exchange…

Major Components of Fiber Optic System and their Functions

Installation of a fiber optic communication system is complicated and it is not simple as plugging a cord into an outlet. For a professional telecommunication engineer, the installation is not extremely difficult. If the components and their functions are known and identified, then the installation process would be easier. For this purpose, installation staff should know the major system components that are required in all fiber optic communication systems.