Welcome to Central Telecom, your trusted partner for fiber splicing services, based in Winnipeg. In an era where seamless connectivity is crucial, we ensure that your fiber optic networks perform at their best. Whether you are setting up a new network or upgrading an existing one, our expert team is here to provide top-tier fiber splicing solutions tailored to your specific needs.

Our services include precision fusion splicing, mechanical splicing, and prompt emergency repairs. Using cutting-edge equipment and the latest techniques, we ensure minimal signal loss and optimal network performance. At Central Telecom, we understand that each project is unique, and we pride ourselves on delivering customized solutions for businesses, government agencies, and residential communities across Winnipeg.

Our technicians are highly trained and stay current with industry advancements to provide the best service possible. We are dedicated to quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction. With quick response times and meticulous attention to detail, Central Telecom ensures your network remains robust and efficient.

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Single-mode and multi-mode fusion splicing
Single-mode and multi-mode fusion splicing are techniques used to join optical fibers, ensuring minimal signal loss and optimal performance. Single-mode fusion splicing involves connecting fibers with a small core diameter, designed for long-distance transmission with higher bandwidth and minimal dispersion. Multi-mode fusion splicing, on the other hand, connects fibers with a larger core diameter, suited for shorter distances and applications where higher power and lower cost are priorities. Both methods use precision equipment to align and fuse the fiber ends, creating a seamless connection essential for reliable network performance.
Single (loose tube) and ribbon (mass) fusion splicing

Single (loose tube) and ribbon (mass) fusion splicing are methods used to join optical fibers, differing in their approach and application. Single fusion splicing, often used with loose tube cables, involves splicing individual fibers one at a time. This method provides flexibility and is ideal for smaller-scale projects or repairs. Ribbon (mass) fusion splicing, however, involves splicing multiple fibers simultaneously, typically 12 fibers arranged in a ribbon configuration. This technique is highly efficient for large-scale installations and repairs, significantly reducing splicing time while ensuring precise and reliable connections across multiple fibers. Both methods are crucial for maintaining robust and efficient fiber optic networks.

Live (in service) fiber network changes, “hot cuts”

Live (in service) fiber network changes, commonly known as “hot cuts,” involve modifying or upgrading fiber optic networks without disrupting the existing service. This technique is essential for maintaining continuous connectivity while performing necessary adjustments or expansions. Hot cuts require skilled technicians to carefully manage the live fibers, ensuring minimal signal loss and avoiding interruptions. This process is crucial for businesses and service providers that cannot afford downtime, allowing seamless integration of new connections or rerouting of existing ones while keeping the network operational.

Mechanical splicing and termination

Mechanical splicing and termination are methods used to join optical fibers or connect them to devices. Mechanical splicing involves aligning two fiber ends and securing them with a special connector or splice holder, without the need for fusion. This method is quick, cost-effective, and suitable for temporary or emergency repairs. Termination, on the other hand, involves attaching connectors to the ends of fibers, allowing them to be plugged into devices or patch panels. Proper termination ensures low signal loss and high reliability, and is essential for setting up or maintaining a robust fiber optic network. Both techniques are vital for creating efficient and adaptable fiber optic systems.

Fault location

Fault location in fiber optic networks involves identifying and pinpointing issues such as breaks, bends, or signal loss within the fiber cables. Using specialized equipment like Optical Time Domain Reflectometers (OTDR), technicians send light pulses through the fiber and analyze the reflections to detect anomalies. This process helps determine the exact location and nature of the fault, enabling efficient and precise repairs. Accurate fault location is crucial for maintaining the performance and reliability of fiber optic networks, minimizing downtime, and ensuring continuous, high-quality connectivity.

OTDR testing and troubleshooting

OTDR (Optical Time Domain Reflectometer) testing and troubleshooting are essential processes for assessing the integrity and performance of fiber optic networks. OTDR testing involves sending light pulses through the fiber and measuring the reflections that return to identify issues such as breaks, splices, bends, and signal loss. This method provides a detailed trace of the fiber, revealing the location and severity of any faults. Troubleshooting with an OTDR allows technicians to pinpoint and address specific problems, ensuring minimal downtime and optimal network performance. Regular OTDR testing is crucial for maintaining the reliability and efficiency of fiber optic systems, enabling proactive maintenance and swift resolution of issues.

Power meter testing
Power meter testing is a fundamental process in evaluating the performance of fiber optic networks. A power meter measures the optical power levels in the fiber, ensuring that the signal strength is within the desired range for optimal performance. This testing helps verify the quality of connections, assess the efficiency of signal transmission, and identify potential issues such as signal loss or degradation. Technicians use power meter testing during installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting to ensure that the network operates reliably and efficiently. Accurate power measurements are crucial for maintaining high-quality connectivity and preventing disruptions in fiber optic communication systems.
ORL testing
Optical Return Loss (ORL) testing is a critical process in evaluating the performance of fiber optic networks. ORL measures the amount of light that is reflected back towards the source in the fiber optic link, indicating the quality of the fiber and the efficiency of the signal transmission. High ORL values suggest poor connections or flaws in the fiber, leading to potential signal degradation and increased bit error rates. Technicians perform ORL testing to ensure that reflections are minimized, thereby enhancing the overall network performance. Regular ORL testing is essential for maintaining a robust, high-quality fiber optic infrastructure, ensuring reliable and efficient communication.
FTTH / FTTB installation and testing

FTTH (Fiber to the Home) and FTTB (Fiber to the Building) installations are advanced fiber optic network deployments that bring high-speed internet directly to residential homes or commercial buildings. The installation process involves several key steps:

  1. Planning and Design: Assessing the location and requirements for fiber deployment, designing the network layout, and determining optimal routes for fiber cables.

  2. Fiber Cable Installation: Installing fiber optic cables from the service provider’s network to the individual homes or building units, either underground or aerially.

  3. ONT/OLT Installation: Mounting and configuring Optical Network Terminals (ONTs) for FTTH or Optical Line Terminals (OLTs) for FTTB at the customer premises or building entry point.

  4. Fiber Termination: Terminating the fiber cables at both ends with connectors compatible with the ONT/OLT and ensuring low-loss splices for reliable connectivity.

  5. Testing and Activation: Conducting thorough testing using OTDR, power meters, and ORL testers to verify signal strength, loss, and overall network performance. Activating the service and ensuring that each customer or building unit receives the expected level of service.

FTTH and FTTB installations aim to provide high-speed internet access with minimal latency and maximum reliability, meeting the growing demand for bandwidth-intensive applications. Proper installation and testing are crucial for ensuring seamless connectivity and customer satisfaction in residential and commercial fiber optic deployments.

Fiber patch panel installation

Fiber patch panel installation is a critical step in organizing and managing fiber optic connections within a network infrastructure. Patch panels provide a centralized location where fiber optic cables can be terminated, spliced, and connected to network equipment or other cables. This installation process involves mounting the patch panel onto a rack or enclosure, routing the incoming fibers to the panel, and carefully terminating each fiber with connectors.

Key aspects of fiber patch panel installation include:

  1. Rack Mounting: Securing the patch panel onto a rack or wall-mount enclosure, ensuring accessibility and organization of fiber connections.

  2. Fiber Routing: Properly routing and managing incoming and outgoing fibers to and from the patch panel to maintain neat and efficient cable management.

  3. Termination: Terminating each fiber with connectors compatible with the patch panel ports, ensuring secure and reliable connections.

  4. Labeling and Documentation: Clearly labeling each fiber and documenting the connection details for ease of maintenance and troubleshooting.

  5. Testing: Conducting thorough testing using tools like OTDR and power meters to verify proper installation and optimal performance.

Fiber patch panel installation is crucial for creating a structured and scalable fiber optic network, facilitating easy connectivity management and enhancing overall network reliability and performance.

Rugged terrain splicing, remote locations (tenting)

Rugged terrain splicing in remote locations, often referred to as “tenting,” involves deploying fiber optic networks in challenging environments such as mountainous regions, forests, or desert areas where standard infrastructure is limited or nonexistent. This specialized splicing approach requires:

  1. Portable Equipment: Utilizing lightweight and portable fusion splicers, power sources, and testing equipment that can be transported easily to remote sites.

  2. Environmental Considerations: Adapting splicing techniques to withstand varying weather conditions, temperature extremes, and environmental factors encountered in rugged terrain.

  3. Safety Protocols: Implementing safety measures to protect technicians and equipment during splicing activities in remote and potentially hazardous locations.

  4. Optical Performance: Ensuring precise fusion splices to maintain low signal loss and high reliability despite the challenges posed by rugged terrain.

  5. Remote Connectivity: Establishing temporary or permanent fiber connections that enable reliable communication and data transmission in remote areas.

Tenting operations for fiber optic splicing enable connectivity expansion into remote regions, supporting applications such as telecommunications, emergency response, and scientific research. These efforts require specialized expertise and equipment to ensure robust network performance and operational continuity in challenging geographical conditions.

Discover the difference our expertise can make. Contact Central Telecom today to learn more about our fiber splicing services and how we can enhance your connectivity in Winnipeg. Together, let’s build a faster, more reliable network for the future.


Central Telecom excels in thorough inspection and testing services for fiber optic networks. Our experienced technicians utilize state-of-the-art equipment, including OTDRs (Optical Time Domain Reflectometers) and power meters, to conduct comprehensive assessments of network performance.

We perform meticulous fiber optic testing to measure signal strength, identify potential issues such as bends or breaks, and ensure optimal signal transmission. Our detailed inspection process includes assessing splice quality, connector cleanliness, and overall network integrity.

Whether you require initial testing during installation, periodic maintenance checks, or troubleshooting for performance issues, Central Telecom delivers accurate and reliable results. We prioritize precision and efficiency to minimize downtime and optimize network reliability.

Trust Central Telecom for expert inspection and testing services that ensure your fiber optic network operates at peak performance. Contact us today to discuss your inspection and testing needs and experience our commitment to excellence.


At Central Telecom, we specialize in professional termination and plating services for fiber optic networks. Our expert technicians ensure precise termination of fiber optic cables using advanced fusion splicing and mechanical splicing techniques. This process guarantees minimal signal loss and optimal performance, critical for maintaining high-speed data transmission and network reliability.

Additionally, our plating services involve applying protective coatings to connectors and splices, safeguarding them against environmental elements and mechanical stress. This extends the lifespan of your fiber optic infrastructure and ensures long-term performance consistency.

Whether you’re upgrading your network, expanding capacity, or require maintenance, Central Telecom provides comprehensive termination and plating solutions tailored to meet your specific needs. Trust us to deliver superior quality and reliability in every fiber optic installation project.


Central Telecom excels in aerial installations of fiber optic networks. Our specialized team is equipped to handle the complexities of deploying fiber optics via aerial routes, ensuring efficient and reliable connectivity.

We meticulously plan and execute aerial installations, adhering to safety regulations and industry standards. Whether spanning across urban landscapes or navigating through challenging terrains, our expertise in aerial fiber optic deployment guarantees minimal disruption and maximum performance.

With state-of-the-art equipment and extensive experience, Central Telecom delivers seamless aerial installations that meet the demands of modern telecommunications. From initial planning to final testing, we prioritize quality and customer satisfaction, ensuring your network operates at its best.


Central Telecom specializes in hot cuts, facilitating seamless modifications and expansions of fiber optic networks without interrupting ongoing services. Our skilled technicians are trained to perform hot cuts with precision, ensuring minimal downtime and maintaining uninterrupted connectivity.

Whether you need to add new connections, reroute fibers, or upgrade network components, our expertise in hot cuts allows us to execute these changes swiftly and efficiently. We employ advanced techniques and adhere to strict safety protocols to safeguard network integrity and optimize performance.

With Central Telecom, you can rely on reliable hot cut services that minimize disruption to your operations while enhancing the flexibility and scalability of your fiber optic infrastructure. Contact us today to discuss your hot cut needs and experience the efficiency and expertise of Central Telecom.


Central Telecom offers advanced cable locating services to accurately identify and trace fiber optic cables within complex networks. Using state-of-the-art equipment and methodologies, we efficiently locate buried or hidden cables, ensuring precise mapping and documentation.

Our experienced technicians employ electromagnetic detection and ground-penetrating radar technologies to pinpoint cable routes and detect potential underground obstacles. This meticulous approach minimizes excavation risks and accelerates project timelines for network expansions or repairs.

Whether you’re planning new installations or troubleshooting existing networks, Central Telecom provides reliable cable locating solutions that streamline operations and enhance project efficiency. Trust us to deliver comprehensive cable locating services tailored to meet your specific needs and ensure the integrity of your fiber optic infrastructure.


Central Telecom offers comprehensive turnkey solutions for fiber optic network deployments. From initial planning and design to installation, testing, and maintenance, we handle every aspect of your project with precision and expertise.

Our turnkey services include site surveys, feasibility studies, permit acquisition, cable laying, splicing, termination, testing, and documentation. We ensure seamless integration of fiber optic infrastructure into your environment, whether it’s a residential community, commercial building, or municipal network.

With a commitment to quality and efficiency, Central Telecom leverages cutting-edge technology and industry best practices to deliver turnkey solutions that meet your connectivity needs. Trust us to manage your entire project lifecycle, from concept to completion, ensuring reliable performance and customer satisfaction.