the telecommunications police checked thousands of network devices and gave their verdict

Fiber: the telecommunications police have inspected and ruled on thousands of network equipment

At a time when the state networks optical fiber is the focus and is often chosen, Arcep publishes the results of a field analysis of a sample of FTTH equipment.

Faced with increasing reports of difficulties in fiber optic networks, Arcep has been working with operators to improve network performance since 2019. An action plan has also been developed to combat poor processing, particularly aimed at strengthening the monitoring of intrusions through the implementation of a tool for real-time notification of intrusions and automatic analysis of reports. Restrictions on subcontracting and increased training of workers have been called for, even for the rehabilitation of the most damaged or damaged infrastructures. What SFR’s Xp Fiber and Altitude do.

As a continuation of this additional action plan, operators also at the end of September 2022 “Strengthening on-site inspections of interventions through the implementation of tagging of technicians confirming the skills of stakeholders and companies and implementation of e-intervention and sharing of weekly intervention schedules for technicians in commercial operators. initially about twenty social initiative networks)”Arcep shows.

Field campaign by Arcep at 840 PM and 3600 optical access points

While remaining vigilant about these actions and commitments, Arcep wanted to go on the ground in the first half of 2022 to conduct analysis on 840 connection points (PM) and 3,600 optical links (PBO) samples. ) is common in less dense areas of the metropolitan area (AMII, AMEL or RIP). In total, 50 departments were concerned and about three-quarters of the MPs visited were located in private initiative zones.

“Especially in the case of wiring, failures were observed in an insignificant proportion of PM and PBO,” the regulator points out in its opinion. Only half of the cables of the concentration points were visited “respects the rules of the art for labeling and arranging cables. In addition, as the number of cords connected to the PM increases, the condition of the wiring worsens.regrets the telecommunications police.

On the other hand, he also visited the cabling situation of PBOs “Most of the time it’s generally true”. These include fixing patch cables, preparing and labeling unused fibers.

The “mechanical” condition of the visited PMs and PBOs is also evaluated “generally good”. Here, for example, we are talking about the integrity of the outer envelope, the presence of labels, the condition of the lock and the distribution points of the connection for the cable transitions.

It should be noted that PBOs installed in rooms visited and under the road appear to be in a worse condition than other types of optical coupling (facade, building, pole). These are the latter “When they’re in the bedroom, they’re less well-made,” sealing problems were noted “With regular water in closed places”. The regulator also notes that the condition of the infrastructures visited in Ile-de-France is visible. In general, it is worse than the situation of networks visited in other regions.

The observed defects do not yet result in difficulties in the quality of service

As a result, Arcep “It draws the attention of operators to the importance of eliminating observed failures and implementing measures to prevent these failures in the future in order to ensure the stability of networks.” The observed defects do not seem to have a serious impact on the quality of service. The dimensions of the network or the compatibility and quality of information systems, on the other hand, can be detrimental.

This article was taken from the Univers FreeBox website

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