In an effort to educate readers on keeping optical networks running at optimal performance, Processor offers six tips on testing and troubleshooting fiber networks. In addition to tips on
keeping the area clean and dust free, and running standard tests, Processor suggests mapping the network and embracing automation.
“Optical networking is not an area in which you want to try saving money by performing tests and troubleshooting manually. Automation should therefore be a key element when testing and troubleshooting fiber networks.’A lot of companies have developed solid troubleshooting systems that have increased their
ability to test/isolate services faster with a more consistent result vs. companies that have a lot of staffing overhead with manual processes,’ says Monisha Merchant, senior director of product management for
Level 3 (www.level3.com).”