Even a Small Bend Can Cause Havoc in Your Network

It’s Fiber Friday again. That means our industry thought leaders will provide you with some unique insight into the world of fiber optics. In this video blog, Daniel Daems, a senior principal engineer with CommScope, explains how important it is for installers to prevent bending in fiber networks.

This blog post is part of a new video blog series—Fiber Friday. Our subject matter experts will provide you with some insight into the world of fiber optics, covering various industry topics.

I want to give you a tip: sharp bends in optical fiber are bad. Even small bends will result in high optical loss, especially in longer wavelengths. If the bend is permanent, it could even cause the fiber to break. The right design for a fiber management system can improve your overall optical stability.

In this video blog, I explain how preventing optical losses preserves the long-term life of your fiber and network.