Cables and Outside Plant (WG1.2)

  • Willem Griffioen


COST 246 is concerned with the study of the reliability of components for the optical network. Components that are studied include optical fibres, splices, passive and active optical components. This work is carried out by the various Working Groups (W.G.) which make up COST 246. WG1.2 “Cables and Outside Plant” concentrates mainly on the Outside Plant (OP) components that surround the components studied by the other Working Groups within COST 246. Examples of such components include ducts, cables, splice boxes and pedestal cabinets.


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