The Telcom Corner Cafe Podcast

The Telcom Corner Cafe Podcast

A Monthly discussion focusing on the installation and testing of the physical layer of telecommunications infrastructure.


November 12, 2023 19 mins

The topic of discussion is optical Test Sets, setting them up, how to use them and differences.

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Episode 10 of the Telcom Corner Cafe is the OTDR Grab Bag and wrap up episode on the topic.

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Episode 9 Continues discussion OTDR detail's with a focus on the magnification/zoom in functions. What they provide, how they enhance and the tremendous benefit they provide you!

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Episode 8 of the Telcom Corner Café Discusses Next level of OTDR feature function, why, purpose, and application needs and requirements.

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Episode 7 of the Telcom Corner Cafe discusses OTDR's from an entry level perspective.

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Episode 6 of the Telcom Corner Café Podcast discusses Inspection.

Inspection remains both a hot topic and a very controversial topic in our industry. What are you cleaning, what materials are you using to achieve the desired effect, what’s your definition of acceptable verses the lead tech, project manager or the expectations of the customer that you are doing the work for, and surprisingly there is both a very significantly differ...

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Episode 5 Topics Wet and Dry-cleaning industry options, why it important and what the impacts are.

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Episode #4 topics include-

#1. The continuation of Connector types

#2. Expanding to connector grades, polishes and the application they are used in.

#3. The effects that the design differences have on networks and applications, as well and their impact, survivability and characteristics in the environments they are installed in.

#4. The use of connector adapters/bulkheads


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Episode 3 of the Telcom Corner Café Podcast topics include-

#1. Wrapping up current Fiber Optic Cable Type Discussions

#2. What component is use to and connects fiber strands to Passive or active component with Physical Infrastructures

#3. Mechanical/splice-on connectors

#4. A Traditional Connector assembly method/option

#5. The 4 most commonly used connector style types

#6. Connector quality variations causes.

#7. Opening discussi...

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Episode 2 discusses-

4 types of cable designs.

Distribution and Breakout styles used in the Premise/enterprise side of the industry and are commonly connectorized.


Loose Tube and Uni-tube/central core cables used in the Outside Plant side of the industry which are commonly fusion spliced together and terminated by splicing pigtails on/to the fibers.


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This inaugural episode discusses-

Optical Cable types

Optical Cable Designs

Cable environments

The demands that applications are putting on cables


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