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Outside Plant Design And Cost Considerations For The Optical Subscriber Loop
Author(s): Xavier Mann; Doug Frank; Naoki Honda
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Paper Abstract

The fiber optic cable and interconnection requirements for the subscriber loop are considerably different from interoffice outside plant needs. In general, the subscriber network will require higher fiber counts, significantly more interconnection and more frequent rearrangements. These unique needs demand products specifically designed for the subscriber loop. This paper discusses a complete fiber optic cable system and the economic considerations in designing this system. Optical fibers, high count feeder cables, "free access" (distribution) cables, drop cables, and multifiber connectors and multifiber fusion splicing are discussed. The performance of the various components and termination techniques are presented. This cable design, multifiber connectors, and multifiber splices have significant impact on reducing labor time and cost. Cost trends for this outside plant system are discussed. Particular attention is paid to the labor savings available because it is the major cost of any subscriber cable system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1179, Fiber Networking and Telecommunications, (15 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963431
Show Author Affiliations
Xavier Mann, Fitel General Incorporated (United States)
Doug Frank, Fitel General Incorporated (United States)
Naoki Honda, The Furukawa Electric Company, Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1179:
Fiber Networking and Telecommunications
Joseph Garodnick; Lynn D. Hutcheson; David A. Kahn, Editor(s)

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