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Ribbon fiber terminated with MPO connectors have been in Enterprise networks for many years. As networks evolve beyond 10G, parallel optics are being extended out to the end equipment presenting more test challenges than ever before. This presentation reviews the state of current standards and makes recommendations on best practices when installing or maintaining networks with parallel optics.
The presentation will start with a definition of parallel optics and a review of current standards related to testing them. Next, various testing and troubleshooting methods based on standards and best test practices will be presented. Finally, how these methods are applied will ensure that the network infrastructure will support the application intended to be carried across the MPO connections and over the ribbon fiber.
Learn how to:
- Identify the various types of MPO connectors
- List the standards related to the testing of parallel optical networks
- Detail the various standards and best-practices based tests required to ensure networks function as planned