This may be a little hard to understand.
I have little knowledge in electronics, but I had an idea about optical fiber for data transfer, as far as I understand, ports/inputs/terminals/pins must be connected and sorted to the right terminals, otherwise data won't be able to be sent through the data pairs(for example RJ45 & CAT cables)
Sorting and connecting for a few data pairs (such as CAT cable) isn't really a problem, but in the situation like the internet, where a dramatic increase in wires/fibers are used (i assume), sorting and connecting the tiny cables by hand could take a lot of time, for each repeater/amplifier
My question is:
- Will it work if fibers are randomly connected to ports in the terminals without physical sorting?
where they instead are later sorted electronically through test signals, (1,2,3,4 etc) for each fiber?
- Does this already happen, if not, why not?
Note: Sorry for my bad terminology, I hope you understand!