Updated: Mar 25, 2020
One of the most important tools to a fiber installation team is an optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR). An OTDR helps characterize the fiber and events. If properly used an OTDR can help find locations of potential faults. Proper OTDR training and handling of fiber (prepping and cleaning) is very important. See link to M2 Optics paper below highlighting the importance of a proper environment for training.