ABSTRACT: Issue 1 of GR-3152, Generic Requirements for Hardened Multi-Fiber Optic Connectors (HMFOCs), sets forth the Telcordia view of
proposed generic technical requirements and characteristics required of Hardened Multi-Fiber Optic Connectors (HMFOCs). It is the
Telcordia view that these requirements be met in order to meet the needs of a Service Provider.
This document provides criteria for analyzing Hardened Multi-fiber Optic Connectors (HMFOCs) used in a variety of outside plant
environments and applications. Included in this document are proposed functional design criteria, generic mechanical and environmental
requirements, desired features, and the performance tests for comparing Hardened Multi-Fiber Optic Connectors (HMFOCs) with the stated
GR-3152 is the only industry requirements document that contains all the general, optical, mechanical, and environmental
requirements for Hardened Multi-fiber Optic Connectors (HMFOCs). All requirements and test methods for these components are contained
in this one document.
This GR also includes one or more issue List Reports (ILRs) that detail open or closed technical issues in the main document. The
ILR(s) are automatically sent free of charge to the GR document pruchaser.