Unprecedented growth in the telecommunications industry has driven wide-spread deployment of optical
fiber over the past few years. As a result, many service providers are finding that their existing fiber frames
and troughs are overflowing with large masses of optical fiber patch cords. In addition, the rapid
deployment of SONET/SDH, fiber in the loop and video initiatives has created the demand for increased
termination density at the fiber distributing frame. Service providers must build a sound network
infrastructure that will provide a solid base for delivering the new and enhanced broadband services
promised by the ever-advancing information superhighway....