Trends in Fiber Cabling: From Collapsible Ribbons to 200 Micron Fiber


How Do New Designs Affect Users?

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 1:00 PM (CT)

This webinar will discuss the new Ultra High Density cable designs and how rollable fiber ribbons and 200um fibers are making this possible. How will these changes impact planning, procurement, installation, troubleshooting and restoration? How will they affect other hardware such as closures, cabinetry and splicing equipment? How can you plan ahead to get the maximum benefit from these revolutionary new designs and deal with fiber counts in the thousands per cable? Learn the key factors to consider and how to avoid future pitfalls.

Who should attend:
Procurement managers and planners, OSP managers, engineers, technicians, designers.


  • Learn how new cable designs impact ordering requirements and planning
  • Understand how these changes contribute to potential cost savings
  • Consider the impact on splice processes and hardware
  • Learn how these new options can impact your network designs
  • Be prepared for the impact on splicing processes, fiber numbering/color coding and the tools and hardware needed to accommodate these new designs
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Presenter by Steve Wolszczak, Fiber Technology Manager, Light Brigade
Steve provides technical expertise for Light Brigade’s fiber optic training course development. He is an Army veteran and West Point graduate. Steve has over 30 years of fiber experience working as a field engineer, product specialist, product manager and solution specialist for manufacturers of fusion splicers, field test equipment, fiber amplifiers and transceivers. He also has performed testing and troubleshooting on Fiber to the Home, Fiber to the Antenna, DWDM, CWDM, Raman, HFC, and RFOG systems. Steve helped develop test and troubleshooting techniques and created job aids for testing these systems. He is a co-author of the JDSU (Viavi), Guide to Fiber Optic Testing Volume 1. Email:

Light Brigade has instructed more than 50,000 attendees in its public and custom classes since 1987. The company offers a variety of fiber optic courses that cover basic fiber optic design, maintenance, and testing, as well as more advanced topics such as fiber characterization and FTTx. We also provide course development services and will custom create a course to any fiber optic subject matter or skill level. In addition, Light Brigade produces professional-quality educational DVDs and online training. All of Light Brigade’s training materials are technology-based and demonstrate theory and techniques applicable to any manufacturer’s product.


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