Fiber Characterization

One of NCT’s most critical service offerings is Fiber Characterization or FC. Before customers choose to purchase and/or install telecommunications equipment, they should consider testing for fiber integrity in order to validate specific fiber characteristics. The tests include the following:

  • NCT FC Equipment: EXFO FTB 500 Platform
  • Insertion Loss
  • Optical Return Loss (ORL)
  • Chromatic Dispersion (CD)
  • Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD)

Beyond preventing delays and identifying system degradation, FC testing also helps to minimize costly re-deployments to troubleshoot issues. NCT can perform FC testing as part of a comprehensive, turn-key solution or a separate service offering. As part of our fiber testing, all customers will receive a final report documenting all test parameters, thresholds, graphs, and results, along with possible defects and the current status of the existing network fiber. Contact us to learn how NCT Fiber Characterization services can improve your fiber readiness.