VIAVI Solutions ONMSi Flash Fiber Monitoring for Addressing Network Route Flapping

Sept. 22, 2021
VIAVI’s ONMSi Flash Fiber Monitoring is used to detect and locate an optical power "flash" loss in 1/10th of a second. It is 100 to 300 times faster than traditional OTDR monitoring.

VIAVI’s ONMSi Flash Fiber Monitoring is used to detect and locate an optical power "flash" loss in 1/10th of a second. It is 100 to 300 times faster than traditional OTDR monitoring. These flash attenuations are the physical cause of network route flapping burst error conditions affecting thousands of customers a day in high-speed services. The feature can be dedicated to a specific problem route to identify and locate the source location of these attenuation “break” events. MSOs can locate and send the right network team to reduce errors affecting thousands of customers.

Judge’s Comment: “This looks like a great new tool to look at optical power over time to look for impairments, optical signature changes, bursts, and attenuation loss that impact fiber performance over time. This would be attractive to service providers with high-density, high-value direct fiber routes.”

Sponsored Recommendations

The Journey to 1.6 Terabit Ethernet

May 24, 2024
Embark on a journey into the future of connectivity as the leaders of the IEEE P802.3dj Task Force unveil the groundbreaking strides towards 1.6 Terabit Ethernet, revolutionizing...

Supporting 5G with Fiber

April 12, 2023
Network operators continue their 5G coverage expansion – which means they also continue to roll out fiber to support such initiatives. The articles in this Lightwave On ...

Coherent Routing and Optical Transport – Getting Under the Covers

April 11, 2024
Join us as we delve into the symbiotic relationship between IPoDWDM and cutting-edge optical transport innovations, revolutionizing the landscape of data transmission.

Data Center Network Advances

April 2, 2024
Lightwave’s latest on-topic eBook, which AFL and Henkel sponsor, will address advances in data center technology. The eBook looks at various topics, ranging...