There’s a growing need for better network visibility because people want faster internet, more reliable data, and increased security. To make sure the network is working well, technicians need to inspect the fibre connections and do some basic tests.
There are different levels of testing that we can do to check the network. The first level is called Tier 1 testing, which is like a basic check-up to make sure that it’s working properly. It involves inspecting the cables and other equipment to ensure that they’re connected and functioning as they should. It’s like going to the doctor for a routine check-up to make sure everything is okay. But sometimes we need more information to really understand what’s going on. That’s where Tier 2 testing comes in – it gives us a more detailed look at the network to make sure everything is working as it should.
Read The Rise of Tier 2 OTDR Testing white paper and learn how to:
- Execute step-by-step Tier 2 testing
- Identify what can go wrong with a fiber link
- Determine when to use Tier 1 vs. Tier 2 testing