Fibre Network Maintenance
Maintaining your NETWORK
What is FIBRE NETWORK MAINTENANCE?
Preventative Fiber Optic Network Maintenance is at the heart of a healthy fibre optic network.
- Civils Maintenance
- General Maintenance
- Core Network Maintenance
- Environmental Maintenance
- Break-fix Maintenance
- Reactive Maintenance
- Fault Investigation
MTD Civils and Network Planning prides itself on the level of community engagement in all our projects. This includes all the fibre networks under MTD Civils for maintenance. Our aim is always to educate the public and encourage them to communicate with our teams ensuring fast response to all maintenance issues. We understand the importance of having a healthy fibre network.
As part of our maintenance recommendations we suggest having a full-time team in the area assessing and working on the following to prevent any major network issues:
- Regular quality audits, checking that all slack is managed on cables, all dome joints are up and all slack boxes are closed.
- 6 monthly fibre tests to ensure that the fibres are clean and not compromised.
Updating as-built as needed.
Attending to issues before they are logged.
Recording network health every time the team can.
Sending monthly reports on the status of the network.
Attending to issues before they become issues like fibre that has lost its tension over time can be attended to before it is reported.
Reactive maintenance could be any issue the team would need to respond to. This could be a call for a huge break and would need a team to rectify. MTD has an in-house civil team equipped to rectify an aerial network issue including planting poles, stringing fibre, trenching and reinstating any surface including tar.
Reactive maintenance requires the reaction team to be ready for any situation this includes holding the material required to rectify the issue. MTD will have every core fibre, every size dome joint, dead-end hooks and poles in stock at all times.
We aim to ensure that the environment is not damaged nor does the network get damaged by the environment. Environmental maintenance is very important to ensure that the network and the environmental impact is managed on a regular basis.
Regular environmental maintenance means overgrown trees surrounding cables are trimmed back, and slack bins are checked as birds commonly try nesting here. We aim to have the nest relocated before it is completed.
Beehives have to be spotted and removed before they are formed, if not professionals need to be called in to relocate the bees.
By having a permanent team on-site monitoring our networks the best maintenance service possible can be offered to our clients.