OSP Expert: Don McCarty

Field Test Sets for Provisioning and Maintaining the Copper Infrastructure


To provision and maintain the copper infrastructure, field technicians use many different test sets from multiple vendors. Field technicians and managers constantly ask me which is my favorite multi-functional test set and I consistently maintain my objectivity and neutral stance. There are always upsides and downsides to each test set — it’s how the vendors differentiate and market their products. I wish I could take the best features from every vendor’s set and put them in one test set with a simple step-by-step flow chart for using any feature, that would be my favorite, but that doesn’t happen — and…

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