UTEL, a research and development company for telecommunications systems, will showcase its G-PON fibre management system for the first time later this month at Broadband World Forum.
Visitors to the event in Amsterdam, from 22 to 24 October, will be able to see and interact with the system and test its capability by creating gaps in the network and having the management system identify the fault.
The company says the fibre network management system is based on UTEL’s Fast Light technology. This is the basis for the new Operational Support System (OSS) from UTEL, launched last year and is a central office OTDR fibre test system that can reliably detect ONT reflections through 128 split PONs without expensive wavelength dependent reflectors. This measurement capability is possible because of UTEL's Advanced Reflection Detection (ARD) technology, which it says sets a new global benchmark for OTDR performance.
'What customers attending the Broadband World Forum will see with the G-PON management system is a technology that is more advanced than anything else on the market,' said Frank Kaufhold, managing director of UTEL.
'Prior to this system, engineers would be sent out to fix the fibre after a customer reported a fault but the fault often turned out to be with the subscriber’s equipment. Fast Light makes sure the entire network is running at optimum levels and can find faults before the customer detects them with fewer expert engineers.'