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FTTx Cable and Connector Fundamentals [WR9422]

This course helps the student understand the optical cabling systems used for FTTx networks, including singlemode optical transmission and the bend-insensitive infrastructure components involved.

Estimated study time: 1 hour

Overall content duration: 1 hour


The webcasts for this course are available in the following languages:

plus additional languages available for assessments.


Recommended for any student involved in design, installation and project management of infrastructures for Broadband Access, HFC, FTTx and PON solutions.

Pre-requisite experience:

The SP4420 Fiber Optic Infrastructure Specialist course is recommended to students in conjunction with this course.


  • Understand the optical cabling solutions that support FTTx
  • Discover the ways of connecting and splitting fibers in the field
  • Consider loss budgets and contributors
  • Learn about the latest advances in wave division multiplexing, and the fiber cables than can be used to support this
  • Understand fiber cable characteristics, and what can impact signal quality

Key Topics:

  • Optical Fiber Cable and connectors, wavelengths, spectrum, cable installation practices
  • Connector and cable Loss Budgets, architectures

How will I learn?

You will study this course online in a self- paced format. The course is made up of a number of webinar videos.

Successful completion will require:

Viewing of the complete webinar videos.

Upon successful completion you will:

Receive a certificate which is valid for 1 year.​

Is this the right course for me?

If you are involved in the design or installation of FTTx solutions and wish to improve your knowledge and working practices, this course is for you.

Course information:

Certificate valid for 1 year

Estimated study time: 1 hour

Overall content duration: 1 hour