Here, we discuss the influence of higher-order nonlinear effects like third-order dispersion, intra-pulse Raman scattering, and self-steepening effects on 1-ps soliton pulse shift or displacement from its initial position. The temporal shifts of soliton due to these higher-order nonlinear effects were studied numerically by “Method of Moments” to realize the contribution of these HOE on shifts. Further, we note the influence of positive and negative TOD on the shift produced by the combined HOE. The soliton shift is then analyzed in 160-Gbps telecommunication system implemented with conventional single-mode fiber (C-SMF) for the length 10 and 20 km. The disturbances between the adjacent soliton pulses in noted with different 16-bit data sequences, and the deterioration of system is characterized in terms of quality factor. It could be seen for an unchirped soliton of pulsewidth To∼ 1 ps , the shift is highly influenced due to intra-pulse Raman scattering, while the shifting due to third-order dispersion can be treated negligibly small. Moreover, negative TOD was expected to inhibit the soliton temporal shift such that it would reduce collision with adjacent pulses; it results in more resonant radiation resulting in pulse decaying. Although negative TOD helps in good reception of pulses for 10 km, it fails to perform in system with 20 km C-SMF, where the dispersive components break more and more while traveling along the length of fiber. © 2015, Springer Science+Business Media New York.