Planning to Upgrade Your Fiber Optic Network?

Fiber characterization is essential for entities installing or managing fiber optic networks and includes several types of tests that evaluate the performance of your fiber infrastructure. Whether you are planning to upgrade your network to 10G, 40G, or 100G and beyond, require 3rd party fiber testing for compliance purposes, or simply need updated basic performance and connectivity data, fiber characterization services from M2 Optics will benefit your organization.

Since every project and network has different requirements, M2 provides customized packages that allow you to select any one or a combination of fiber characterization tests.

Standard Fiber Characterization Tests:

  • OTDR
  • Insertion Loss & Return Loss
  • Visual Connector Inspection
  • Fiber Link Latency

Advanced Fiber Characterization Tests:

  • Bit-Error-Rate (BER) for 10G
  • Bit-Error-Rate (BER) for 40G and 100G
  • Chromatic Dispersion (CD)
  • Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD)

Our highly knowledgeable fiber characterization team has performed these tests for leading Telco & ISP OSP entities, hyperscale data centers, municipal governments, and electric utilities and maintains fiber and testing certifications from Corning®, BICSI®, and FOA/CFOT®.  

When you are ready to take the first step, contact M2 Optics and a lead technician will schedule a brief consultation to learn more about your project requirements and/or make service recommendations when applicable. Upon completion of the service, you will receive a detailed and professional report containing the test results along with related images, OTDR traces, and measured values.

Save Time and Money with M2's Independent Fiber Characterization Services

Proper testing of the fiber infrastructure is not simply plugging into a fiber and pushing a button on a test device, it requires highly trained professionals with an advanced skill set - a deep understanding of optical fibers, knowledge of testing device settings and parameters, and experience with a variety of network devices and configurations. It is costly to have to hire, train, and certify individuals to perform this role on staff along with the added significant costs of acquiring the various expensive test devices. By outsourcing these testing services to an independent 3rd party like M2 Optics, you will save time and money, while receiving accurate and unbiased test results that you can count on.