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There are three FIA Technical Support Documents (available free-of-charge to FIA members) which address
the procedures for measuring the attenuation of installed optical fibre cabling. These are:
FIA-TSD-2000-4-2-1: LSPM
FIA-TSD-2000-4-2-2: OTDR
FIA-TSD-2000-4-2-3: Specification,
procurement and use of test cords.

These documents support the use of the following national, European and international standards which can
be purchased online from the BSI links below:
[BS EN] IEC 61280-4-1:2009
Fibre optic communication subsystem test
procedures - Installed cable plant - Multimode
attenuation measurement
[BS EN] IEC 61280-4-2:2014
Fibre optic communication subsystem basic
test procedures - Part 4-2: Fibre optic cable
plant - Single-mode fibre optic cable plant
attenuation
and optical return loss
measurement


For technical reasons explained in detail in the TSDs, the FIA cannot support the application of the following international standard:
ISO/IEC 14763-3 Ed.2 inc Corr1:2015
Information technology - Implementation and
operation of customer premises cabling -
Testing of optical fibre cabling
even though it is referenced from the current edition of [BS] EN 50346 which references test methods for
installed cabling.

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Reliable testing of installed optical fibre cabling requires the application of inspection and cleaning of the optical fibres endsfaces under test (and on the test cords). The FIA supports the use of the following national, European and international standards which can
be purchased online from the BSI links below:

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