Fiber U

Fiber Optic Network Design And Management

 Lesson Plan No. 2: Planning The Network


Objectives: From this self-study lesson you should learn:
  • Determining the routing of the cable plant
  • How the proposed routing of the cable plant affects equipment and component choice and installation
  • Choosing proper communications equipment

Before one can design a cable plant, two issues need to be decided. What communications are necessary and what route the link will cover. These two issues are related, as the length and geography of the link will determine what types of fiber optic interfaces are required for the communications equipment and the the communications equipment has to meet the users communications needs.

Student Assignment
Watch the video, read the references and take the quizzes (Test Your Knowledge)

YouTube Video
FOA Lecture 10: Fiber Optic Network Design, Part 2 

Online FOA Reference
Fiber Optics, The Basics, Fiber Optic Network Design, Link Loss Budgets
Choosing Transmission Equipment 
Planning the Route  

or the same sections in:
Outside Plant Fiber Optics, Fiber Optic Network Design , Link Loss Budgets
Choosing Transmission Equipment 
Planning the Route  

Book Chapter

FOA Reference Guide to Fiber Optic Network Design, Chapter 4, 6

Test Your Knowledge: Online Quiz

Next Lesson: Choosing Components 


Table of Contents: The FOA Reference Guide To Fiber Optics

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