Do you know how to design a fiber optic line? We will advise you!

You’re wondering how to design a fiber optic line? We have everything you need! Product – composite telecommunication poles, a catalog of fiber optic lines and a recommendation of SBT (Association of Telecommunications Builders).

Telecommunication networks, and more precisely fiber optic lines, in addition to the transmission medium itself, require the delineation and construction of a cable route, which is the structural place of cable installation. The fiber-optic line, which is often extensive and runs through very diversified areas, from undeveloped areas, through forest areas, mountainous areas, roads, private properties, to urbanized land and urban areas, rich in the category of installations, is a big challenge for designers. All these factors contribute to the difficulties associated with the construction of a cable duct, and it is this part of the work that generates the greatest costs. Assembly, transport of the necessary equipment to the construction site, heavy equipment often used, human work – this is what consumes the most funds at the investment stage.

What designers struggle with?

In order to shorten the time of preparation of the design, construction and reduce the financial outlays of the investment, the designers began to look for new solutions. It is precisely for the market that we have developed a product such as composite teletechnical poles, which are an excellent alternative to concrete and wooden poles. Composite poles solve many problems, including related to terrain difficulties at the installation site.  It is for designers that we have developed the Catalog of overhead telecommunication lines on composite poles Part 1- fiber optic lines. This study is compendium of knowledge in the field of designing lines based on our poles. Guidelines for the design of fiber optic overhead telecommunications lines are suspended on composite teletechnical poles with the lenghts of 7m, 8,5m and 10m.

The study adopted ADSS 12J¸ 144J single-mode outdoor self-supporting fiber optic cables, fully dielectric, with a light multi-tube structure, resistant to UV rays. All the solutions presented in it are intended for use throughout the country in all climatic zones. The presented profiles of poles take into account the selection of the structure of the stands for medium and weak soil. The catalog with guidelines is dedicated to designers, contractors and operators of teletechnical lines.

The range of poles, fiber optic cables and accessories adopted in the catalog allows for their proper selection, depending on the climatic and terrain conditions on the route of the planned line. In order to properly select these elements, the following should be determined:

  • climatic zone,
  • type of fiber optic cable (with the required number of fibers),
  • spans length (due to cable sag) and appropriate cable tension,
  • type and height of poles
  • ground conditions.

Based on the chart showing the findings, select a column stand from album cards available in the catalog store.

Assuming the function of the poles they perform in the overhead line, the album has developed their structures with the use of single composite poles.  The silhouettes of the designed poles show their individual applications (functions) with the specification of mechanical parameters, cable suspension parameters, and the depth of burying the poles in medium and weak soil, depending on the adopted support for the permissible column load. The installation dimensions of the accessories as well as the height of the cable suspension are shown in the drawings of the reinforcement of these poles. The solutions presented in the album allow for the implementation of overhead telecommunication lines with spans lengths up to 50 m on poles with useful forces up to 2.5 kN.

When developing a product which is a composite teletechnical pole with a catalog constituting guidelines for the design of a fiber optic line, we are convinced that we fully meet the market requirements, that we are going in t he right direction, which we can confirm with the SBT recommendation! The Association of Telecommunications Builders appreciated our work, thanks to which we achieved another success, and our poles can be marked with their recommendation. We want to assure you that the quality and safety of products are our priority, which is why we are so happy that we have further evidence of our actions in this area!