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Created November 29, 2016

Today’s regulatory regime has made it more important than ever for telecom carriers to proactively monitor and maintain their fibre networks. In particular, the huge penalties specified in service level agreements and quality of service commitments give carriers financial incentives to invest in maintaining fibre networks.

Now, Yokogawa Europe has launched a high-performance optical time-domain reflectometer module – the AQ7277B – which is designed for use with remote fibre-test systems (RFTS). An RFTS is designed to improve the efficiency of operation and maintenance of fibre lines at a cable termination station by constantly monitoring individual fibres. The system indicates a failure location on an “electronic map” and automatically alerts maintenance staff.

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