When a critical communication cable is damaged you need to find a company that specialises in fibre repairs quickly. We received a call from the client having a damaged a fibre optic cable providing a communications link between data centres. Fortunately the clients network infrastructure had built in resilience so although this fibre cable was critical it had no immediate effect on the communication capability. We were fully equipped to attend site for such emergencies to fault find and carryout temporary or permanent repairs. This includes all modes of fibre optic cables. We responded within hours getting to site within hours of a call and set up onsite to carryout a fibre cable repair.
Damaged Fibre Optic Cable
The client sent over pictures of the damaged fibre optic cable caused by non-associated street works (see images). This allowed us to evaluate the materials required and plan the repair in advance. We then advise the client of any works that would be required in advance of our attendance. This allowed works to commence immediately our engineer arrived at site. In this case the road had to be excavated to allow two Pedcaps (fibre Joint enclosures) to be installed in the road to form a new link.
Emergency Fibre Optic Repairs
Our vans are fully equipped for fibre optic works with the latest equipment. This allows us to repair fibre cables onsite quickly in adverse weather conditions and into the night as this case. Our vans carry materials to repair most fibre optic cables so we can start as soon as we attend site.
Civil contractors cut around the cable to give our engineer access. A pedcap joint with a new link was fusion spliced onto existing cable. Due to the high importance of this link our engineers worked into the night to ensure it was made operational. Once complete the cable was OTDR tested and results provided to Pulsant.