PON Testing

Build, activate and maintain PON to deliver gigabit services for FTTH, Businesses and 5G

PON Testing

Building reliable PON requires thorough test to assure networks are built as per their design and to prove end build quality in order to meet the tight optical budgets required for successful operation.


PON Testing Product Overview

Broadband or wavelength selective power meters, coupled with light sources can be used individually or combined into optical test kits for basic fiber testing for PON build and network activation.

Wavelength selective power meters that can operate in a pass-through mode and support burst mode measurements to give both up and downstream power levels for network activation of G-PON, XG(S)-PON and NG-PON2.

Automated solutions for bi-directional Insertion Loss (IL), Optical Return Loss (ORL), distance and OTDR measurements. With a unique solution using one fiber connection with one button-push operation (including report generation), saves 40% testing time for commissioning feeder and distribution fibers as part of PON build & construction.

Specialized OTDR with dedicated PON/FTTH test applications utilizing multiple-pulse acquisition techniques for certifying the end-to-end PON build (including splitters and drop fibers), also utilizing out of band wavelengths for in-service troubleshooting.

Optical Fiber Meter for last mile FTTx test and certification that combines drop fiber certification and fault mapping with dual-band selective power measurement for E/G-PON & RF video (1490/1550nm) or E/G-PON & XGS-PON/10G-EPON (1490/1578nm) to ensure higher first time install success rate.

PON service activation and delivery checks combined with PON service and in premises distribution (Ethernet & WiFi) performance testing for tech and contractors handling installation, activation and troubleshooting of G-PON and XGS-PON FTTH residential broadband and small business services.

Centralized PON test can be used to characterize, validate and map end to end PON networks remotely from the Central Office to the termination point (ONT or drop point) as it is build, allowing a PON to be fully tested during construction with an ‘as built’ inventory and baseline documentation.

Fiber end-face inspection remains the essential test tool to ensure connector cleanliness and to detect dirt particles or other defects whose impact can prevent PON network or service activation.

Learn more from our Passive Optical Network (PON) resource page

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