ANSI/SCTE 240 2017

SCTE Test Procedures for Testing CWDM Systems in Cable Telecommunications Access Networks

This document describes procedures to support the measurement and characterization of the system optical (loss) performance through the passive points and segments of a Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM) based Multi-point Optical Access Network (CWDM-MOAN) fiber cable plant. The procedures contained herein are designed to be used in conjunction with the relevant industry test procedures for testing outside plant optical systems.

The term “optical fiber cable plant”, may consist of optical fiber cables, connectors, mounting panels, jumper cables, and other passive components, but may not include active components. For example, the cable plant can be a portion of a commercial services FTTX network, including optical switches or couplers, but would exclude gain elements in the optical path.