July 10, 2014 7:31 AM ET

Communications Equipment

Company Overview of OFS Fitel, LLC

Company Overview

OFS Fitel, LLC manufactures fiber optic products. It offers optical fibers, such as single-mode fibers, multimode fibers, bend-optimized fibers, Fiber-To-The-Subscriber (FTTX) fibers, optical ribbons, and specialty fibers; and optical cables, including totally dry cables, loose tube cables, ribbon cables, specialty photonics cables, FTTX cables, central tube cables, outdoor/indoor cables, and microcables and blown fiber units. The company also provides optical connectivity solutions, including fiber optic apparatus and fusion splicers; and optical components. In addition, it offers erbium doped fibers; dispersion slope compensating modules for the cable television market; EZ-Bend InvisiLight...

2000 Northeast Expressway

Norcross, GA 30071

United States

Founded in 1876





Key Executives for OFS Fitel, LLC

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 62
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Chief Technology Officer of OFS Laboratories
Managing Director of Specialty Photonics at OFS Fitel Denmark
Senior Vice President of Specialty Photonics Division
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

OFS Fitel, LLC Key Developments

City of Sandy Uses OFS Professional Services to Build FTTH Using OFS FOX Solution(R) Home and Business

OFS and the City of Sandy announced a fully underground Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network build using OFS' Professional Services to bring super high speed connectivity to businesses, institutions, and residents throughout the community of 10,000 citizens near Portland, Oregon. The City of Sandy serves as the gateway to Mt. Hood and several recreation opportunities that the area offers. The City has been operating an Internet Service Provider (ISP), known as SandyNet, for the past 10 years using a combination of fiber access for businesses, WiFi and resold DSL. OFS' Professional Services assembled a complete team of business partners to create a complete FTTH outside plant network for the City. OFS provided an efficient network design using OFS' FOX Solution for Home and Business that met the City's budget by reducing labor and material while providing ultra-high speed network capabilities. The OFS team also arranged financing with a business partner to help the City with a flexible payment schedule that could be balanced with expected revenue streams. In continuing the network roll-out process, OFS also developed and provided growth options for the network to quickly adapt to future demand.

Ofs Extends Fox Solution Home and Business Portfolio

OFS introduced three new products to its broad FOX Solution Home and Business portfolio that enable deployment of fiber to and into the home or business. Designed and manufactured by OFS. OFS announced the FDH64, a new 64 fiber distribution hub for the fast growing multiple dwelling unit (MDU) market. The compact FDH64 easily connects fiber optic building cables with OFS' direct connect low loss splitters through a pivoting patch panel, helping to save space while easing fiber management and provisioning. The new EZ-Bend Toneable drop assemblies announced build on the success of OFS' EZ- Bend ruggedized 4.8 mm drop cable. The plug and play factory terminated cables feature EZ-Bend fiber with a ruggedized 4.8mm jacket, enabling the cable to be routed from the outside into the home or building and stapled around corners. The new integrated toning wire allows for easy location detection. With over half a million of customers connected by this technology, EZ-Bend cables greatly simplify installations with reliable connections to the home or MDU. PowerGuide DT All-Dielectric, Self-Supporting (ADSS) cable, also announced today, expands the span length range of OFS' popular PowerGuide DT ShortSpan gel-free ADSS cable. As a gel-free design, PowerGuide DT ADSS cable is up to 15% lighter than OFS' gel-filled designs and can provide significant time savings during cable prep. PowerGuide DT cable is available with OFS' AllWave ZWP family of single-mode fibers. The FDH64, EZ-Bend Toneable assemblies, and PowerGuide GT ShortSpan gel-free ADSS cable will be presented along with the FOX Solution Home and Business portfolio at the FTTH Conference, OFS booth number 401, held in Fort Lauderdale, June 23-25.

OFS Launches First Double Jacket PowerGuide(R) DT All-Dielectric Self-Supporting at 2014 FTTH Conference

OFS announced the launch of the first completely gel-free, double jacket PowerGuide(R) DT All-Dielectric Self-Supporting (ADSS) cable to be showcased at the FTTH Conference held June 23-25 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. OFS' PowerGuide DT cable enables faster deployment and helps lower installation costs through reduced cable preparation time, with a span length capability of up to 1,500ft (460 meters) and fiber counts from 2 up to 288 fibers. This cable's flexible buffer tubes allow for ease of routing and management within closures as compared to similar gel-filled cable products, but are rugged enough to pass the stringent IEEE 1222 sheave test for installation durability. The 100% gel-free construction may allow for light duty attachment hardware costing on average 40% less per pole than comparable gel-filled cables on a typical 250 foot span due to lower loaded tension. The PowerGuide DT ADSS cable is a double jacket ADSS design optimized for power distribution networks, FTTH deployments and for self-supporting aerial use, direct use in ducts, aerial-to-duct transitions and aerial-to-underground installations The PowerGuide DT cable is the newest member of the OFS PowerGuide ADSS product line which includes PowerGuide ShortSpan DT cable. Totally gel-free PowerGuide DT ADSS cable offers the following benefits as an effect of removing gels and filling compounds: Enables substantial savings on installation time and labor costs. Field technicians can experience up to 80% time reduction for cable end preparation, when compared to similar gel-filled ADSS cables. Significantly lowers overall cable weight for easier handling and lower operating tensions on the poles. Allows faster splicing with higher first pass yields due to cleaner work environment. Minimizes or eliminates the need for special solvents, resulting in less waste and more environmentally-friendly cable.

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