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Importance of Fiber Splicing in Telecommunication Network Project

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 30, 2020
ElecComm - Splicing Services, Boston, MA

Fiber optic cable splicing is an core competency of ElecComm’s telecommunication network service offerings here in Boston. There are two types of fiber splicing services that we’ve delivered across Boston for years now: mechanical and fusion splicing.

In Mechanical Splicing, two fibers are held at both end points within a sleeve using a mechanical mechanism. Mechanical splicing is usually applied during emergency repairs and fiber testing. On the other hand, in Fusion Splicing, two fibers are welded together by an electric arc. It is the most commonly used method of splicing as it delivers minimal insertion loss and virtually no back reflection. It is the most reliable splicing method.

Fiber splicing is widely used in telecommunications and other networking projects. Both techniques are applied when repairing broken or extending functional telecommunication networks. ElecComm technicians are trained to perform both approaches. Our telecommunication services include construction, splicing, testing maintenance and restoration of fiber, copper, and hybrid fiber-coax telecommunications networks.

Should your telecommunications support need require splicing, testing, maintenance, or general repair of your telecommunications networks, contact ElecComm. It’s what we do for Boston business owners of all types.

Hire a Professional Technician to Do Fiber Optic Splicing - Boston, MA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 29, 2014

Fiber optic splicing in Boston, MA has been the mostly preferred alternative when it comes to telecommunications network projects. However, even if it simply involves joining two fiber optic cables together, it is still necessary to hire professional fiber optic technicians to do the job.

These technicians are well trained on the two methods of fiber optic splicing, namely fusion splicing and mechanical splicing. Being adept in these methods, you can also consult with them about which choice is best between them based on what fits your short and long-term economic and performance goals.

Fusion Splicing precisely aligns and permanently affixes two or more optical fibers together in order to produce a continuous connection between them that will result in a lower light loss during transmission. This method involves individual steps of preparing, cleaving, fusing, and protecting the fiber.

On the other hand, Mechanical Splicing does not weld the optical fibers to hold them in place. This method uses alignment devices designed to hold the optical fibers in a precisely aligned position. It makes use of a self-contained assembly rather than a permanent bond, resulting in a common centerline that enables light to pass from one fiber to another.

Consult a professional fiber optic technician from ElecComm to know which method can best work for your network.

Based on the FIBER OPTIC SPLICING GUIDE.


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