We have the capabilities, expertise, and approvals necessary to provide you with a cost-effective solution for your Fiber Optic Testing needs, including GR-409-CORE and GR-13-CORE

We test safety, reliability and performance of fiber optic components (FOC), including connectors, fiber cables, fiber distribution frames, splice closures, pedestals and indoor/outdoor fiber cabinets.

With Intertek FOC testing you can rely on:

  • Getting faster service delivery
  • Benefiting from global expertise with local presence
  • Reducing your risk while protecting your brand
  • Gaining new efficiencies

Testing Standards for Fiber Optic Components (FOC)

  • GR-409-CORE: Premises Fiber Optic Cable
  • GR-13-CORE: Pedestal Terminal Closure
  • GR-771-CORE: Fiber Optic Splice Closures
  • GR-765-CORE: Single Fiber Single-Mode Optical Splices and Splicing Systems


  • Geometric tolerances
  • Mechanical testing (vibration, shock, seismic etc.)
  • Fiber integrity (tensile loading, fiber flex and twist testing)
  • Environmental (thermal cycling, thermal shock, life aging)
  • Chemical exposure testing
  • Optical and electrical deployment testing
  • Gaseous airborne contaminants
  • Salt spray
  • Optical safety certifications
  • On-site witness testing
  • Full NEBS capabilities for testing to GR-63-CORE and GR-1089-CORE
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