About this Event

Choosing the Right Fiber for Your Enterprise and Data Center Network


Fiber optic backbones are the foundation of today's enterprise networks. Singlemode fiber has long been the fiber of choice in telecom networks, but multimode fiber still maintains an important presence in the enterprise. What fiber should today's network designer use and in what applications? Is there still a place for multimode fiber?

A variety of factors need to be considered when choosing the appropriate fiber type. New Ethernet standards continue to be developed. 400G systems are now being deployed in hyperscale networks, and 800G is being discussed. However, 1G and 10G modules both shipped in larger volumes than higher speeds in 2020. Link distance, transceiver costs, legacy application support, and installed cable plant are also considerations.

This class was originally presented at the BICSI 2021 Fall Conference.


John Kamino – Multimode Optical Fiber Product Management – OFS

John is the Senior Manager – Multimode Optical Fiber Product Management for OFS. His background includes product management, offer management, sales, and engineering. John has published numerous articles in technical publications and presented at multiple technical conferences. He has also participated in TIA and IEEE standards activities. John is a member of BICSI and obtained his RCDD in 1994.

Why you should attend?

Learn how to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of singlemode and multimode fiber and provide guidance for fiber network designers on when and where to use each.

What to expect?

Technical Requirements

All BICSI CONNECT courses require an Internet-capable device and Internet connection.

Java software; Windows 7 or 8; Mac OSx10.6+; Android 4.1 or later; Apple 10S 6.x, 7.x; IE 10 or later; Firefox 21 or later; Chrome 29 or later; Safari 5.1.8 or later; sound card with speakers/headphones for audio (audio not available for all courses); pop-up blockers disabled.

Who should attend?

This course is intended for all ICT professionals, project managers, and commercial premises owners.

What will I learn?

After this course, you should be able to:

  • Compare singlemode and multimode fiber cabling
  • Recommend which type of fiber to use for a specific application

How long is this course?

One-hour self-paced course with 90 days from the date of purchase to complete.

Can I earn credit?

Earn 1 Continuing Education Credit (CEC) upon successfully completing this program.

What is the cancellation policy?

All BICSI CONNECT courses are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Event Details


    Choosing the Right Fiber for Your Enterprise & Data Center Network $65.00


    Start : 6/22/2022 12:00:00 AM

    End :12/31/2030 12:00:00 AM


    BICSI Connect