Next Generation Connectivity Solutions for Fiber Optic Networks
As today’s enterprise networks and data centers confront bandwidth capacity challenges, high-density requirements, and ever-increasing data rates, choosing the correct connectivity method has never been more important to meet the demands for optimum reliability, scalability, performance, time to restoration, and cost effectiveness. Various research studies assert that the physical layer accounts for nearly 60 to 80% of network downtime, elevating connectivity from an important focus to a mission critical and crucial decision. To make an educated connectivity decision, it is important to understand the evolution of connectorization methods, evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of each popular connectivity method deployed today, and to become familiar with the latest field installable innovation in optical fiber terminations, the Splice-On-Connector or SOC.
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