Tilson conducted a technical assessment of a multistate network operator’s assets, inspecting outside fiber optic plant and six Colocation (CoLo), Data Center (DC) and Point of Presence (POP) facilities. At each site, Tilson formally and informally interviewed staff about the infrastructure, process and operations, and examined:
To meet the client’s aggressive two business day schedule for site surveys, Tilson fielded multiple teams of engineers and fiber optic technicians.
Tilson found the facilities to be well run, well maintained and well-engineered. The network and facilities by and large met or exceeded industry standards with some minor exceptions. Employees were cooperative and knowledgeable. The new transport network overlay was in process, with many segments actively carrying traffic.
Tilson’s fiber optic characterization tests revealed a low but mentionable percentage of out-of-spec fusion splicing and incidents of fiber sheath micro and macro bending that add to link loss and increase potential for future failures. Tilson also recommended follow on analysis to provide a more comprehensive assessment of the network and operations.
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