Outsourced NOC Solutions
mfidelman at meetinghouse.net
Mon Jun 8 18:50:46 UTC 2020
On 6/8/20 2:24 PM, Rod Beck wrote:
> My colleague and I may be running a new dark fiber network in the
> 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.
Well that's easy - any halfway decent networking gear will detect when a
link goes down, and reporting that to a monitoring system. The hard part
is locating the cable break, so you can fix it - not detecting it in the
And... parenthetically, if a single link failure impacts customers,
you're network is woefully badly designed.
> Best to take any replies off the message board.
Probably best not to - a major point of this kind of list is to learn
from each other.
> Roderick Beck
> VP of Business Development
> United Cable Company
> www.unitedcablecompany.com <http://www.unitedcablecompany.com>
> New York City & Budapest
> rod.beck at unitedcablecompany.com
> Budapest: 36-70-605-5144
> NJ: 908-452-8183
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