The educational content of this category relates to Network Maintenance for Telecom/Communications Service Providers' (CSPs) mobile and fixed networks.  Best practices and guidance are targeted to telecom providers, contractors and others aligned with the ICT industry.

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EXFO: SmarTips for FIP-500 Fiber Inspection Scope

Aug. 1, 2023
EXFO’s SmarTips fully automated fiber inspection scope adjusts to the type of connector under test, prevents threshold selection mistakes, and makes fiber inspection easier than...
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EXFO: PXM/LXM Optical Loss Test Set (OLTS) MPO Certifier

Aug. 1, 2023
EXFO’s PXM/LXM Optical Loss Test Set helps control OPEX by significantly reducing test time for single and multimode fibers.
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EXFO: D-Series OTDRs

Aug. 1, 2023
EXFO’s D-Series OTDR creates operational efficiency gains in the field and covers testing needs for access, PON, FTTx, metro, and last-mile environments.
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Anritsu Company: Network Master Pro MT1040A

Aug. 1, 2023
Anritsu’s Network Master Pro’s extremely small transport tester offers a flexible platform for commissioning and troubleshooting Ethernet speeds from 10 Mbps to 400 Gbps.


ISE Columnist Vernon May, OSP & ISP Operations Expert
Network Reliability/Testing & Assurance/Cybersecurity/Safety

Hanging On To Old DSL Myths?

Dec. 2, 2021
They Could Be Making Your SOPs More Difficult Than They Need Be Letter from a reader Vernon, I spoke to Don McCarty and he suggested I speak with you. I […]
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FTTx/Optical Networks

Want a Better Network? 7 Design Best Practices From the Experts

March 30, 2021
With broadband demand on the rise, NOW is the time to optimize your network so you can deliver the best subscriber experience both for today and in the future. How […]
ISE Columnist Vernon May, OSP & ISP Operations Expert

On the Outside Looking In

Aug. 1, 2020
As I write this in early May 2020, many technicians are not allowed to enter subscribers’ homes or businesses, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This causes particularly difficult...
ISE Columnist Vernon May, OSP & ISP Operations Expert

Forget the Bad Apples

May 1, 2020
What’s the Best Measurement of Field Technician Productivity? We all have at least 1 boss, and we must be accountable for our work. That said, telecom field techs have unique ...
5G/6G & Fixed Wireless Access/Mobile Evolution

Fields of Gold?

March 1, 2020
Field Service Management Market $5.9 Billion by 2024 — The global field service management market is expected to double its worth in the next 5 years. At USD 2.8 billion […]