optic network design refers to the specialized processes
leading to a successful installation and operation of a
fiber optic network. It includes determining the type of
communication system(s) which will be carried over the
network, the geographic layout (premises, campus,
outside plant (OSP, etc.), the transmission equipment
required and the fiber network over which it will
operate. Designing a fiber optic network usually also
requires interfacing to other networks which may be
connected over copper cabling and wireless.
Next to consider are requirements for permits, easements, permissions and inspections. Once we get to that stage, we can consider actual component selection, placement, installation practices, testing, troubleshooting and network equipment installation and startup. Finally, we have to consider documentation, maintenance and planning for restoration in event of a future outage.