ABSTRACT: Optical fiber connectors are used to join optical fibers where a connect/disconnect capability is required. Optical fiber connectors
are also used in telephone company central offices, at installations on customer premises, and in outside plant applications. Their
uses include making the connection between equipment and the telephone plant, optical cross-connects, and connecting optical test
equipment to the plant. The basic connector unit is a connector assembly that consists of an adapter and two connector plugs. Field
Mountable Optical Fiber Connector assemblies can be broken up into two major categories: 1) Single- Jointed Connector Assemblies, and
2) Multiple-Jointed Connector Assemblies.
This document provides the Telcordia view of generic requirements for field-mountable, single-mode optical fiber connectors. In the
Telcordia view, these requirements shall be met for field-mountable connectors for use in a telecommunications environment.
Issue 2 of GR-1081, Generic Requirements for Field-Mountable Optical Fiber Connectors, replaces Issue 1.
GR-1081 has been reissued to remain consistent with recent updates to GR-326, Issue 4, Generic Requirements for Singlemode
Optical Connectors and Jumper Assemblies, March 2010.
This document replaces TA-NWT-001081 and TR-NWT-001081.
When using GR-1081, you may need to refer to GR-326.