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ITU-T L.400/L.12 (03/2008)

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Optical fibre splices
Splices are critical points in the optical fibre network, as they strongly affect not only the quality of the links, but also their lifetime. In fact, the splice shall ensure high quality and stability of performance with time. High quality in splicing is usually defined as low splice loss and tensile strength near that of the fibre proof-test level. Splices shall be stable over the design life of the system under its expected environmental conditions.At present, two technologies, fusion and mechanical, can be used for splicing glass optical fibres and the choice between them depends upon the expected functional performance and considerations of installation and maintenance. These splices are designed to provide permanent connections.
Approval date: 2008-03-08
Approval process:AAP
Status: In force
Observation:Former ITU-T L.12 renumbered as ITU-T L.400 on 2016-02-15 without further modification and without being republished.
Maintenance responsibility: ITU-T Study Group 15
Further details: Patent statement(s)
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3 L.400/L.12 (03/2008) In force
2 L.12 (05/2000) Superseded
1 L.12 (07/1992) Superseded - - here