Fibre Technologies Articles


EXFO D-Series OTDR available from OSA. Maintain top optical performance and minimise test equipment downtime. Replace optical connectors in the field, view connector health and replace worn connectors without needlessly sending the tester back for maintenance.

InOne power and fibre solutions

InOne power and fibre solutions from leading brand Hexatronic are saving clients up to 70% of installation costs. Complicated installations and multiple cables for power and fibre connections are a thing of the past. With Hexatronic InOne, devices may be connected to power and fibre networks with a single, ultra slim micro hybrid cable.

Difference between single mode and multimode fibre

Every day new technologies emerge and to accompany that we see greater bandwidth usage and network requirements. Here at OSA we understand that both businesses and consumers demand faster network speed and reliable connectivity. There is a difference between single mode and multimode fibre and part of the solution is utilising fibre optic cables in order to meet the needs of advanced technology.

Why fusion splicing is the best method

Fusion splicing has been around for several decades, and it’s a trusted method for permanently fusing together the ends of two optical fibres to achieve a specific length or to repair a broken fibre link. We break down why fusion splicing is the best method, as well as highlight important stages and processes involved in fusion splicing.

How to maintain your fibre optic network

Almost everything we own requires replacing or cleaning. From cars to our electronic devices, preventative maintenance is a necessary procedure to ensure our vehicles, devices and properties are all running smoothly.

The advantages of a fibre optic network

If you’re living in today’s age, you’re probably relying on cloud-based services such as Dropbox or Google Drive to maintain business productivity. The emergence of cloud computing services and technologies have dramatically changed how enterprises do business.

History of Fibre Optic Solutions

OSA has been supplying communications product and support services to various vertical markets for decades. But did you know fibre optic technology has been around for much longer? Let’s take a look at the history of fibre optic solutions and how it has become a core and groundbreaking technology.

EXFO Optical Xplorer

OSA is excited to share EXFO’s brand new Optical Xplorer, the industry’s first optical fibre multimeter. With a qualitative approach to fibre testing, Optical Xplorer is a step ahead in innovation and contains high-quality features. Take a look at some of the groundbreaking technology it brings to the table.

Tube testing air blown cables

Microducts allow your customers to expand their fibre network and increase bandwidth… all without adding extra fibres now, that might never be used. Microducts also enable faster and easier cable installation, reduced coefficient of friction and cost-effective repairs or upgrades.

Prysmian’s NOR@T rodent-proof non-metallic cables

NOR@T Rodent Proof Non-metallic Cables are small, light-weight, flexible and their non-metallic design removes the need for any earthing requirements.

Five steps to achieving accurate fusion splicing of Fibre Optic Solutions

Follow these 5 simple steps to achieve accurate fusion splicing with your Sumitomo Fusion Splicer (T72C) each and every time you cleave and fusion splice your Fibre Optic Solutions.


See what our clients are saying

“Working with the team at OSA ACT produced excellent results. Through their established partnerships and technical know-how, our team and the team at OSA were able to engineer a working solution for the testing of the new fibre optic network infrastructure at Parliament House Australia that exceeded all expectations. The relationship with OSA enabled the department to employ financial diligence and successfully complete the comprehensive testing requirements ahead of time and with total accuracy and confidence.”

Mark Boomby

IT Director, Australian Parliament House

“Partnering with OSA gives us a huge advantage. I’m confident that we will continue to rely on Dennis and his team. Their knowledge of the products and their commitment to servicing the customer are second to none.”

Greg Upton

Director, MDE

“We’ve been working closely with OSA to make sure delivery schedules are being met, the right products are being sourced and installed and even commissioning the services. OSA has helped us to make sure we deliver the best solution we can to our clients.”

Richard Stach

NCIS Project Director – Integration


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