When Is Testing Dispersion Essential?

Published: July 9, 2024 in

When is testing dispersion essential?

Did you know that—according to the ITU-T G.650.3 standard—every link with a data rate of 10 Gbit/s and above needs to be tested for dispersion? While you might not be there yet, dispersion tests will be needed when you eventually upgrade the network.

Now, here’s the great news: EXFO just launched an innovative solution for testing chromatic dispersion (CD) and polarization mode dispersion (PMD) to help you fully characterize fiber links. Building upon EXFO’s leading expertise in dispersion testing, the new FTBx-570 is the industry’s only solution that enables technicians to test both CD and PMD from a single location, within 30 seconds.

Learn more on this innovative dispersion analyzer and how to follow ITU‑-T G.650.3 recommendations by making sure CD/PMD testing is part of your methods of procedure (MoPs)—by simply clicking here.

To find out more about EXFO, listen to a podcast with David Watts, Sales Director, EXFO.  In this podcast, David

  • provides an overview of EXFO, a market leader in intelligent test, monitoring and analytics for communications networks, and number #1 worldwide in fibre optic test
  • gives an example of  where their Intelligent test and Analytic solutions are used in the telco sector
  •  shares what's next for this very progressive company 


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