Category Archives: Fiber

Video: How to Conduct a Continuity Test on Fiber Optic Cable We recommend that you conduct a Continuity Test or VFL – Visual Fault Locator test when you receive your fiber optic cable. That way you can ensure that there … Continue reading

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Video: How to Clean Fiber Optic Cable 80% of cable failures are because of dirt – not really the dirt on the ground but microscopic particles and liquids. Silica dust is the most common – common dust in the air … Continue reading

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Video: How to Conduct an Insertion Loss Test on Fiber Optic Cable If you are a telecommunications contractor, installing Fiber Optic Cable, you’ll want to book mark this video, the first of 3 related to fiber optic cable.  Now on … Continue reading

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FTTA- Fiber to the Antenna – Lessons Learned- Part 1 Alliance recently presented a webinar “Lessons Learned, FTTA Challenges”. We want to share with our readers the expertise we’ve gained from years in the business of designing, manufacturing and supporting … Continue reading

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Alliance partner, Commscope, just released an app for the iPhone and iPad. Below you can read what they posted to their blog about the app’s features. I downloaded it myself yesterday and I have to say that it is quite … Continue reading

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Even when you have a new cable assembly Even when there is a dust cap! Why is it so important to clean fiber connectors? The kind of dirt that can affect a fiber core is everywhere. What is Dirt, Anyway?) … Continue reading

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What are contaminates? ( fancy word for dirt!) The design of connectors and production procedures has eliminated most of the difficulties in acquiring core alignment and physical contact. However, maintaining a clean connector still remains a challenge. Dirt is all … Continue reading

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Over the last few years, wireless carriers have been rolling out 4G networks in Canada and the US and Alliance has been working with them to provide fiber cable assemblies to connect remote radio heads that are located at the … Continue reading

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