Outsourced NOC Solutions

Mel Beckman mel at beckman.org
Mon Jun 8 18:29:34 UTC 2020

It sounds like you don’t have an experienced fiber optic network engineer on the project yet. There is much more to facilities monitoring then just checking for disruption. I recommend that you either retain a consulting engineer or employ one during development. I’m sure operators here are happy to share their ideas, but you will need some expertise in fiber infrastructure to make intelligent decisions about optics, wavelengths, in-band versus out-of-band administration, and a slew of other topics.

Doing this without experienced engineering help is like starting an airline without pilots :-)

-mel via cell

On Jun 8, 2020, at 11:24 AM, Rod Beck <rod.beck at unitedcablecompany.com> wrote:


My colleague and I may be running a new dark fiber network in the Northeast.

We need an outsourced NOC to monitor for fiber cuts and serve as a contact point for customers.

Am I wrong in believing that there should be a way of lighting a single pair in the cable and then monitoring it for signal disruption? It is not a perfect solution, but arguably better than learning that the cable has been damaged from an irate customer.

Best to take any replies off the message board.




Roderick Beck

VP of Business Development

United Cable Company


New York City & Budapest

rod.beck at unitedcablecompany.com

Budapest: 36-70-605-5144

NJ: 908-452-8183

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