OFS was the first commercial producer of optical fibers, and the
first to market many of the fiber optic products that today set
industry standards. Our company developed the first application
specific fiber, the first optical connectors, the first ribbon
cables, the first attenuators, and dozens of additional
breakthroughs that enabled the fiber optics revolution.
Our Bell Laboratories legacy, combined with the experience of the
Furukawa research, continues in the activities of thousands of OFS
employees who work to make voice, data and video transmission
faster, cleaner, more cost effective and more reliable.
Our fiber manufacturing plant in Norcross, U.S.A. (in the
outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia), which began producing optical
fiber in 1976 and has been continuously modernized, is one of the
world's largest fiber optic manufacturing facilities. OFS operates
additional fiber optic plants in Denmark, Germany, Russia and
multiple U.S.A. locations.
We have put our development and manufacturing resources at work in
applications to the home, customer premises, through cities, and
across countries and oceans. Our products and solutions help
service providers, municipalities, network operators, and home
developers, among others, to meet the exploding demand for
bandwidth as the Internet and data communications become
Furukawa Electric Co, Ltd. (FEC), a multi-billion dollar global
leader in optical communications, owns OFS. Founded in 1884, FEC
has been manufacturing leading edge products for more than 100
years and continues to serve our customers with industry leading
technology in the 21st century.