Fiber Optic Network Design
What is “fiber optic network design?” It refers to specialized processes that result in a fiber optic network being successfully installed and operated. This includes determining the kind of communication system(s) that are going to be carried across the network, the required transmission equipment, geographic layout (outside plant, campus, premises, etc., and the fiber network that it will be operated over. Next the requirements for inspections, permissions easements, and permits need to be considered. After getting to that stage, other considerations can be made, including selecting components, installation practices, placement, troubleshooting, testing, startup and network equipment installation. Finally, maintenance, documentation, and planning for restoration in case of an outage need to be considered.
Design requires that our higher level network engineers work with a client’s information technology (IT) departments as well as cable plant designers, engineers and architects that oversee a major project, in addition to contractors who are involved with getting the projects built. Other groups such as designers and engineers involved in various project design aspects like CATV and security, or specialized designers or industrial system designers such as BICSI RCDDs for the premises cabling might be collaborating on different parts of the project as well as the installation and design of fiber optic cable systems.
Our team has in-depth knowledge of not only fiber optic systems and components but also local regulations, codes, applicable standards as well as installation processes. We are familiar with telecom technology (wireless or cabled), standards and codes, local politics, site surveys, and where to locate experts in the fields whenever assistance is needed. Our fiber optic network designers are knowledgeable about electrical power systems, given that the electronic hardware has to be give uninterruptible high quality power at each location.
We are involved with the design of the fiber optic projects because of our FOA CFOT certifications, and training in other cable plant design specialties, like ISA or SCTE training, electrical contracting apprenticeship, etc.. We have detailed knowledge of codes, standards, and products is also very, and for OSP networks, we implement Google Maps and other online mapping services. Our advantage is CAD system experience.