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Latency in Fiber Optic Networks

Posted by Kevin Miller on Mon, Aug 1, 2011 @ 11:08 AM

The term latency refers to the time delay in a particular system. For communications systems, latency is an important factor, because transmission delays can affect the quality and reliability of the system. In the case of fiber optic networks, latency is the time delay that affects light as it travels through the fiber optic network.

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Topics: latency, time delay, fiber optic, reducing latency, minimizing latency, fiber optic networks

Fiber Optic Network Monitoring for Reducing Service Downtimes

Posted by Kevin Miller on Mon, Jun 28, 2010 @ 15:06 PM

With fiber optic equipment now widely used in most communications systems, it is crucial that administrators and service personnel have an efficient solution in place for dealing with issues directly related to the physical network.  While there are many Network Management Systems (NMS) being utilized, most will send an alert if a specific piece of equipment fails, but are not a help in locating the problem if it should occur to the line itself.  Therefore, while a failure will often be recognized quickly, much time can be lost in sending a technician out to locate and fix the specific issue.

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Topics: fiber monitor, optical network, fiber fault, fiber tapping, fiber optic networks