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Re: MCI WorldCom fiber cut - Syracuse, NY

  • From: Neil J. McRae
  • Date: Thu Oct 07 07:05:39 1999

> Without wishing to blow my own country's trumpet, one of the few things
> right about the UK (and to a great extent Europe's) telecommunications
> carrier market is sensible telcos dig proper ducts, put sensible
> fiber in them, bury them at sensible depths, and in general only
> provision SDH (read SONET in the US). And *seem* to keep maps.

We have a very comprehensive map of the ducting that is laid.
And another layer that covers fibre which extends into buildings, which
is a very impressive system. You can look at a building like Telehouse and
find the fibre paths very quickly. It can plot routes based upon
specified optical power budgets and redundancy requirements, and
generate a works list for joins etc if a new ring is being built.

Neil J. McRae - Alive and Kicking.
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