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Updated practices for optical fiber now available from SCTE

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) has just released the third edition of Recommended Practic...


April 30, 2003  


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The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) has just released the third edition of Recommended Practices for Optical Fiber Construction and Testing.

Developed by SCTE’s Construction and Maintenance Subcommittee (CMS), the revised manual provides suggested practices for cable handling tools and equipment; aerial and underground cable placement; fiber enclosures; bonding and grounding; and maintenance and emergency restoration.

The subcommittee, chaired by Fred Wilkenloh of CommScope Inc., develops standards for design, construction and maintenance of communications systems, including new building, retrofit and upgrade safety.

Copies of Recommended Practices, which cost US$96 for society members and US$120 for non-members, can be ordered online from the SCTE Bookstore at www.scte.org or by calling SCTE at 800-542-5040 or 610-363-6888.

The SCTE standards program covers a range of industry needs from F connectors to protocols for high-speed data access over cable. Six of SCTE’s digital video standards were selected as the core of a recent agreement between cable operators and consumer electronic manufacturers.

SCTE is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), recognized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and works in cooperation with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).

It currently has 15,000 members from 70 countries worldwide and offers a variety of programs and services for the industry’s educational benefit.

SCTE has 70 chapters and meeting groups and has technically certified over 3,000 employees of the cable telecommunications industry.