OFS wins Emmy award for pioneering development of fibre optic cable

Created November 24, 2016
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OFS, a leading developer of innovative fibre optic network solutions, has been honored with a Technology and Engineering Emmy Award by the US National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for contributions toward the “pioneering invention and deployment of fibre optic cable.”

Emmy Awards for Technology and Engineering are presented to companies for engineering developments so significant or innovative in nature that they materially affect the transmission, recording or reception of television.

The award to OFS recognizes the unique, groundbreaking and patented fibre optic technology inventions by Bell Labs/Western Electric (OFS predecessor companies) and OFS’ role in continuing to develop game-changing technologies that have refined and enhanced the use of fibre optic cable for broadcast television.

Dr. Timothy Murray, CEO and Chairman of OFS, stated, “We are honoured by this recognition of the breakthrough discoveries made by our predecessor companies which OFS has continued to build upon with technological breakthroughs and enhancements. The invention and widespread deployment of single-mode fibre optic cable has fundamentally changed broadcast delivery over the past 30 years.

“Today’s fibre-rich broadcast networks help to enable the flawless, on-demand delivery of increasingly higher resolution television programs while also containing the bandwidth needed to deliver whatever incredible offerings the broadcast television industry will create in the future.

“This award is emblematic of both our company’s proud heritage as well as our ongoing commitment to developing industry-leading fibre optic innovations that positively impact the quality of life for end users around the globe,” he concluded.

OFS will be publicly honoured during the presentation of the 68th Annual Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas during the week of the Consumer Electronics Show.

OFS wins Emmy award for pioneering development of fibre optic cable


This article was written
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.