ABSTRACT: GR-1435 provides generic requirements and characteristics required of singlemode multi-fiber optical connectors used for joining
singlemode optical fibers. This GR document represents the expressed needs of participants in the GR-1435 Telcordia Technical Forum
(TTF) and may thus meet the needs of other telecommunications service providers as well.
Various generic requirements, desired features, and characteristics of singlemode multi-fiber optical connectors, including
performance tests for comparing such products against the stated criteria, are contained in GR-1435.
The new issue of this valuable technical resource has numerous modifications, including, but not limited to:
Alignment with the structure and content of GR-326 and GR-2866
Expanded document scope to address a broader range of cable media types
Updated optical performance acceptance criteria for various applications
Combined Performance Criteria and Performance Test Methods/Procedures into the section on Service Life Tests
Alignment of many aspects of environmental tests with those of GR-326 and updated with separate sequences for controlled and
uncontrolled environment multi-fiber optical connector applications
Revised mechanical tests with mechanical loads modified for various media types to align with current industry testing standards
and connector designs
Updated Extended Service section to combine all criteria and test methods/procedures for longer-term performance assessment, and
reference of GR-1221 for reliability assurance of multi-fiber connector assemblies.
This document replaces TA-NWT-001435. Components of this product are: