Fiber-to-the-premise architectures, by their very nature, require numerous fiber
connections for distribution of services to multiple home and business locations.
Much of the connectorization takes place downstream from the central office in
the outside plant (OSP) portion of the network, traditionally a splice-only
environment. However, as providers realize the cost-saving benefits – ease of
testing/troubleshooting, simpler network reconfiguration, faster service turn-up –
the need for higher performance of angle-polished connectors (APCs) in the OSP
environment has become a critical FTTP issue....