CommScope and OFS extend long-term fibre partnership

Created January 17, 2018
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New eight-year supply commitment to address growing demand for bandwidth.

CommScope and OFS have announced the extension of their long-term fibre partnership. As both companies invest in capacity to address the strong demand for more bandwidth, they have entered into a new eight-year partnership to help ensure the availability of OFS optical fibre supply to CommScope for use in its customers’ networks.

“OFS values our long-standing partnership with CommScope and supports their global operations with a multi-sourced contract from our optical fibre facilities in the United States, Europe and Japan,” said 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 fibre optics can support this breadth of reach from fibre for traditional outside plant applications, to 200 micron fibre helping to ease installation in existing crowded duct networks, to bend insensitive fibre to connect the home, businesses and wireless cells.”

“Through this agreement, CommScope secures access to a premier supply of optical fibre for development of innovative fibre 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 fibre 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 fibre — it is an important part of our growing fibre connectivity business that supports wireless, broadband, commercial building, campus and data center networks around the world.“

More information is available at www.ofsoptics.com

Matthew Peach

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by Matthew Peach

Matthew Peach is a freelance technology journalist specialising in photonics and communications. He has previously worked for several business-to-business publishers, editing a range of high-tech magazines and websites.