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Cost-effective solutions for maximised efficiency

A robust and reliable fibre optic network is the backbone of any telecommunications company.

Full Fibre Solutions offer precise fibre splicing services to lay the foundation for further growth. Whether you are looking to repair damaged cables to maintain uptime, expand a network into a new location or are planning a complex expansion, we have the proven experience and cutting-edge technology to futureproof your network.





What fibre optic splicing services do we offer?


Single and Multi-Mode Splicing

A critical process in establishing reliable and high-performance fibre optic networks, splicing involves the precise joining of fibre optic cables to ensure continuous and efficient signal transmission.

From single-mode cabling for higher bandwidth applications or multi-mode cabling for short-distance data transmission, Full Fibre Solutions are here to assist.



Ribbon Splicing

Ribbon splicing addresses the challenge of managing individual fibres, providing a high-density and overall more efficient solution for networks.

Full Fibre Solutions' ribbon splicing help you maximise network efficiency and handle the ever-growing demands of data transmission, laying the groundwork for future growth.





What's the process for booking our services?


Every network project is unique, which necessitates a collaborative approach. Our services start with an in-depth discussion of the scope of your project, the location and the estimated length of time required. Whether it's a one-time installation or a component of a major project, we'll work closely with you to identify your goals and tailor our services accordingly.


Following our consultation, Full Fibre Solutions will provide you with a comprehensive breakdown of all associated costs for the project. This includes labour costs, equipment sourcing, material costs and any other considerations, giving you a clear understanding of the investment involved.


We will work alongside you to determine an installation timeframe that aligns with your project timeline and minimises disruption. The specifics will be influenced by your particular requirements, such as the length of cabling, the type of cabling, the desired route and any logistical considerations.

Support Services

Our commitment extends beyond our team of fibre optic specialists. We offer a full suite of ongoing support services, including fibre optic testing, splicing expertise and emergency assistance. Full Fibre Solutions are more than fibre optic installers – We are your reliable partners, dedicated to ensuring the long-term success and reliable operation of your network.






Looking to discuss your fibre optic needs?

Our fibre optic specialists are here to help – Just email or call 07901 793847.

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Frequently asked questions about our fibre optic splicing services

What are the main types of fibre optic splicing techniques that we use?

The two primary techniques are fusion splicing and mechanical splicing.

  • Fusion splicing involves melting the ends of the cabling together using an electric arc.
  • Mechanical splicing uses a mechanical fixture to align and hold the ends together

Fusion splicing results in a low-loss and high-strength joint while mechanical splicing results in a higher loss. However, mechanical splicing is the more cost-effective option and is often sufficient for lower-bandwidth applications where signal loss is less critical.


What are the typical insertion loss values for fusion splicing and mechanical splicing?

Fusion splicing typically results in an insertion loss of 0.02 to 0.05 dB per splice. Mechanical splicing usually has higher insertion loss, around 0.1 to 0.2 dB per splice.


Do you provide reports and documentation following fibre optic splicing?

Yes – This will help you to establish a clear history of the network's physical layer, aiding in efficient management and future planning.

Do environmental conditions affect splicing quality?

Yes – Maintaining a controlled environment during splicing is essential. Our experienced technicians account for:


 Extreme temperatures can impact the splicing process and the adhesive used, requiring a moderate temperature range to ensure proper curing and splice integrity.


 High humidity levels can introduce moisture into the splice area, potentially leading to signal loss and performance degradation.
Cleanliness – Dust and other contaminants can settle on the fibre ends during splicing, creating imperfections that affect light transmission. Our team takes steps to create a clean and dust-free environment, allowing for precise and reliable connections.


How do you minimise splice loss during the splicing process?

The Full Fibre Solutions team uses high-precision and regularly-calibrated equipment, in addition to taking the aforementioned precautions to control the splicing environment. They also make use of high-quality splice protection sleeves to help maintain the integrity of the splice.


How does splice protection work?

Splice protection involves the use of heat-shrink sleeves or other protective enclosures to safeguard the splice joint from environmental and mechanical damage, including standard heat-shrink sleeves, ribbon splice protectors for ribbon fibres and mechanical enclosures for added durability.