CommScope and OFS Extend Long-Term Fiber Partnership
New eight-year supply commitment to address growing demand for
HICKORY, N.C. & NORCROSS, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As both 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.
“OFS values 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
“Through 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 publicly disclosed.
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.
OFS’ 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
For more information, please visit www.ofsoptics.com.
(NASDAQ: COMM) helps design, build and manage wired and wireless
networks around the world. As a communications infrastructure leader, we
shape the always-on networks of tomorrow. For more than 40 years, our
global team of greater than 20,000 employees, innovators and
technologists have empowered customers in all regions of the world to
anticipate what’s next and push the boundaries of what’s possible.
OFS PR Contact:
+1 (770) 798-4210
CommScope News Media Contact:
Aspan, +1 708-236-6568
Jennifer Crawford, +1 828-323-4970