What is fiber optic splicing, and Why Is It Important?

Fiber optic splicing truly brings with it the next generation of technological communications development. It is important because this network infrastructure needs to be connected as it is not a wireless means of data transfer. Cable runs need to be sometimes painstakingly installed under strict hygiene conditions to prevent damage to the cable and glass fibers inside. Great lengths are taken to keep the splicing zone clear of particulate, a tent like structure is setup to protect the area from infiltration of dust, pollen and other airborne particles that can damage the cable if they land on it.

Fiber optic splicing, a mobile clean room

Clean rooms work on the same fundamental as a fiber optic splicing project, great care is taken to monitor and mitigate any contamination of dust or other particulate.

We can continue to try and clean up the gutters all over the world and spend all of our resources looking at just the dirty spots and trying to make them clean. Or we can lift our eyes up and look into the skies and move forward in an evolutionary way.

— Buzz Aldrin
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How not to splice fiber optic cable!!

Fiber optic splicers – trained and experienced

Conventional construction methods and lack of training and expertise can easily cause long term problems for a fiber optic network. There is not a lot of quality control in construction that is required to have a successful splicing project. Construction workers who find themselves in fiber optic splicing with proper certification and on the job experience are the ones to stay away from.

To find the right fiber optic splicing company ask for previous projects they have worked on and learn of their background. Any qualified company should not fear passing along this information. Also it is best to stay away from a fiber optic company that has no area of specialization. Trust in Cowboy Splicing’s 25 years of proven results.

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