companies invest in capacity to address the strong demand for more bandwidth, OFS
and CommScope have entered into a new eight-year partnership to help ensure the
availability of optical fiber supply to CommScope for use in its customers’ networks.
our long-standing partnership with CommScope and supports their global
operations with a multi-sourced contract from our optical fiber facilities in
the United States, Europe and Japan,” says
Pierre Marty, senior vice president, Global Marketing and Sales at OFS. “The
OFS investment to increase manufacturing capacity was welcome news to our
customers with the requirements of 5G, FTTx, Node-Plus-Zero, and Internet of
Things consuming bandwidth and driving build-outs globally. The OFS innovations in fiber optics can
support this breadth of reach from fiber for traditional outside plant
applications, to 200 micron fiber helping to ease installation in existing
crowded duct networks, to bend insensitive fiber to connect the home, businesses
and wireless cells.”
CLICK TO TWEET: CommScope and OFS have extended their long-term fiber partnership.
this agreement, CommScope secures access to a premier supply of optical fiber
for development of innovative fiber cabling products for global wireline and
wireless networks,” said Jaxon Lang, senior vice president and Connectivity
Solutions segment leader, CommScope. “Service providers and enterprises are
pushing fiber connectivity deeper into their networks to address the growing
need for speed and capacity. We are pleased to continue our relationship with
OFS in the supply of optical fiber—it is an important part of our growing fiber
connectivity business that supports wireless, broadband, commercial building,
campus and data center networks around the world.“
Specific terms of the agreement are not being
OFS is a
world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, fiber optic
cable, connectivity, fiber-to-the-subscriber (FTTx) and specialty fiber optic
products. We put our development and manufacturing resources to work
creating solutions for applications in such areas as
communications, medicine, industrial automation, sensing, aerospace, defense
and energy. We provide reliable, cost-effective
fiber optic solutions that help our customers meet the needs of consumers and
businesses today and into the future.
corporate lineage dates back to 1876 and includes technology powerhouses such
as AT&T and Lucent Technologies. Today, OFS is owned by Furukawa Electric,
a multi-billion dollar global leader in optical communications.
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