Unbundled Dark Fiber Phase 1 Mechanized Ordering. Introduction. Course Objectives. Upon completion of this course, the participant should have the skills to:. Describe the Unbundled Dark Fiber (UDF)Product Navigate the UDF Pre-Order forms Place a UDF order using ASR forms
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Upon completion of this course, the participant should have the skills to:
Describe the Unbundled Dark Fiber (UDF)Product :
Unbundled Dark Fiber (UDF) is a deployed, unlit strand or pair of fiber optic cable that connects two points within Qwest's network.
UDF is a single, existing transmission path between two Qwest Wire Centers (UDF-IOF),...
...between a Qwest Wire Center and a CLEC Wire Center (E-UDF),...
...between a Qwest Wire Center and an appropriate outside plant structure or an end user customer premise (UDF-Loop),...
... within the same LATA and state
Deployed UDF facilities will terminate on a Qwest Fiber Distribution Panel (FDP) or equivalent.
UDF Subloop is a fractional portion of the UDF Loop that is available via a combination of splice points and FDP connections.
Refer to your Interconnection Agreement or the state specific SGAT to determine availability of E-UDF, if E-UDF is not available UDF-IOF will be offered instead. In states where E-UDF is offered as UDF-IOF, no splicing will be allowed between the Qwest Wire Center and your wire center
Inquiries for the availability of Unbundled Dark Fiber can be made prior to collocation order. A CLEC may reserve UDF up to 6 months without a collocation.
UDF-IOF, Qwest Central Office to Qwest or CLEC Central Office
UDF, Qwest Central Office to Qwest Outside Plant Structure (OSP)
UDF-Loop, Qwest Central Office to your end-user premise
UDF offers you unlimited bandwidth availability. With placement of your
electronics your end-users can expand bandwidth from OC3 to OC192 and such higher bandwidths that evolve over time.
UDF is available throughout Qwest's 14-state local service territory when spare fibers are available in the same Local Access Transport Area (LATA). 'Spare' means fibers beyond those that would be normally held back for maintenance(5% of fibers in a sheath) and approved jobs.
Unbundled Dark Fiber
Mechanized Ordering Phase One:Job Aid