One of the biggest problems with optical fibre cables is what to do when you have a damaged or severed cable. Most contractors will simply tell you that nothing can be done and that it needs to be replaced. This is often not the case. Whether the problem is caused by rodents, termites, vandals or a shovel, the cable can often be re-joined using a technique called Fusion Splicing.
Datatel utilise core alignment Fusion Splicers which enables us to repair any type of fibre in the market. This equipment, in the hands of our specialist Fibre Technicians, can join the optic fibre cable with less than 0.1dB loss and make the fibre as new.
Splices are considered permanent joints. Fusion splicing is most widely used as it provides for the lowest loss and least reflectance, as well as providing the most reliable joint. Virtually all singlemode splices are fusion. Mechanical splicing is used for temporary restoration and for most multimode splicing.