OSP – Outside Plant

Choctaw Defense Services specializes in installing manholes and underground conduit, trenching, and horizontal road boring for complete end-to-end outside plant installations. Choctaw Defense Services staffs a team of OSP engineers, including OSP Specialist Layton Wilson. J. Layton Wilson, RCDD/OSP/RTPM brings more than 30 years in the telecommunications industry. A retired Southwestern Bell engineer, Layton holds numerous certifications, including Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) along with the Outside Plant (OSP) and Registered Telecommunication Project Manager sub-specialties.

An OSP designer is responsible for designing the interbuilding cabling and EF infrastructure and the termination of the OSP cabling. An OSP designer should have knowledge of the following OSP aspects:
• Pathways and spaces
• Cabling (cable and connecting hardware)
• Bonding and grounding (earthing)
• Right-of-way
• System documentation
• Codes and standards