OFS and CommScope have entered into a new eight-year partnership to help ensure the availability of optical fibre supply to CommScope for use in its customers’ networks. The specific terms of the agreement have not been publicly disclosed, but it represents an investment from both companies in order to address the increased demand for greater bandwidth.
Commenting on the partnership, Pierre Marty, senior vice president, global marketing and sales at OFS said: ‘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.
‘The OFS investment to increase manufacturing capacity was welcome news to our customers with the requirements of 5G, fibre to the x (FTTx), Node-Plus-Zero (N+0), and Internet of Things (IoT) 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.’
Added Jaxon Lang, senior vice president and connectivity solutions segment leader, CommScope: ‘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. 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 centre networks around the world.’