Precision OT expands European operations, supports key economic sector

Created September 29, 2020
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Transceiver and optical component manufacturer Precision OT, is expanding its presence in Europe with plans for further EMEA growth. For both multinational telecommunications organisations as well as regional cable operators, mobile operators, service providers and other stakeholders, the New York-based company is filling strong European demand for specialised engineering expertise and customisable optical network solutions.

Led by Rob Harrison, Vice President of EMEA at Precision OT, the London-based EMEA team has already been active in the European market. Having tripled its revenue in three years, Precision OT has added 39 new employees in the past 18 months and brought in a new leadership team, which includes Melanie Cantalejo, EMEA Sales & Business Development Director, and Anthony Clarkson, Technical Director EMEA.  With a number of European telcos making recent waves around 5G, streaming media, cloud gaming and other data-intensive initiatives, industry analysts believe the market will be intensely competitive as industry leaders contend for network performance advantages. As a result, companies within the supply chain for optical networking equipment, like Precision OT, have multiple opportunities to leverage in the coming months and years.

“At Precision OT, we are a company of engineers first and foremost,” Harrison notes. “As our customers continue to upgrade their existing network architectures, to roll out new technologies including 5G, they encounter a number of optical engineering challenges that off-the-shelf solutions often cannot satisfy. That is where we come in. Not only do we provide network operators with exceptionally reliable optical networking equipment, but our Advanced Development Group designs, tests and helps deploy customised solutions that make networks more efficient and easier to scale. Moreover, we’re incredibly focused on the type of customers we serve, including telcos and cable operators. Our customers know that they can count on us because we’re focused on the engineering and not on attempting to be everything to everyone.”

Whether providing optical networking solutions that are compatible with NEM equipment or white box hardware, Precision OT delivers Tier 1 products that provide network reliability and are backed by a lifetime warranty. Precision’s technical experts and system engineers work directly with customers to provide them with custom solutions unavailable from NEMs. The company also operates a Latin American wing, FonNet.

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This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.