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If you are an optical network test engineer or someone who needs to analyse test reports in order to make decisions about optical network capabilities, then you have probably put things like testing a network including Raman amplifiers and testing a network including ROADMs on your "issues" list. If it is time for you and your team to start dealing with those issues and the other challenges involved in fibre characterisation today then we can help.

As data rates increase and systems become more complex there are many factors that can impair system performance. So, like many things involved with optical networking, testing has become more complicated. If you need to prove that your network can support high data rate applications as well as extended wavelength range operation for DWDM and CWDM systems, then you need to carry out full fibre characterisation.

For Raman amplifiers to work effectively it is very important that the infrastructure at each end of the system is good and that there are low losses between the Raman pump lasers and the transmission fibre. This means that the test results need to provide a detailed, accurate and reliable assessment of that infrastructure. It is also important to be certain about the fibre type that is in the network.


Attending OTT's Certified Fibre Characterisation Engineer (CFCE) training programme will give you the opportunity to consolidate your existing knowledge and skills and get up to speed with the challenging issues involved in testing today's complex telecoms networks using modern multi-purpose test platforms.

Typical job roles of attendees include: fibre optic test engineer; technical support; project supervisor.

If you have a team of technicians that you would like to be trained to operate the equipment used to carry out fibre characterisation, to complete the required tasks in the field and to produce reliable results ready for analysis by an Engineer, then look at the Certified Fibre Characterisation Technician (CFCT) course. A well-trained team can save you time and money. Working efficiently and getting reliable results is the key to avoiding repeat visits to site in order to fill in gaps or to re-take measurements when the original measurements were carried out incorrectly.

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