Service providers, utilities, home developers, and many other network owners and operators are already benefiting from the technical and economic advantages offered by OFS products and solutions. We bring to your business reliability, performance, and constant innovation. Find out what is available for your market, and let us help you.
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Broadband / Multi System Operator (MSO)
MSO's are currently facing a unique challenge. With the phenomenal success of their data services, video on demand, and a growing number of high-definition channels, providers are working to support growing bandwidth demands and a transition to digital video. With targeted network upgrades, MSOs are optimizing Hybrid Fiber COAX (HFC) infrastructure to increase capacity as needed. OFS is providing them with HFC-optimized fiber cable and connectivity solutions to enable cost-effective support for bandwidth growth.
Competitive Local Service Providers
These companies, which provide services to compete with existing incumbents, increasingly use optical fiber-based technologies to offer leading-edge video, data, and voice services to subscribers. OFS is providing CLECs with state-of-the-art optical infrastructure solutions that break the mold of conventional technologies to enable a return on broadband investment.
OFS helps technology-savvy utility districts offer high-speed bandwidth to their communities through innovative FTTx and backbone solutions. This enables public utilities to optimize their right-of-ways to provide true "triple play" services that attract and retain businesses and residents while helping to keep utility costs affordable for all. In addition, it helps public utilities to build optically based automated monitoring and management systems, which can evolve to support future "triple play" services for customers.
High speed optical communications infrastructure accelerates the speed of business today and tomorrow for customers working in fields such as finance, government, education, transportation, manufacturing, and healthcare. Applications such as video e-mail, video streaming, and storage are pushing network data rates to 10 Gigabits and beyond. Security and disaster recovery, combined with data warehousing requirements, are stressing networks to unprecedented levels and driving huge investments in data centers and storage area networks. OFS is a recognized leader in providing high speed 1 and 10 Gb/s optical fiber, cable and connectivity products that help keep pace with ever-increasing bandwidth demand while enabling cost-effective upgrades.
Independent Telecommunication Providers
Independent Telcos (ITCOs) are improving broadband services for their residential and business customers, which are typically in small-to-medium-sized regions in primarily rural areas. FTTx technology enables ITCOs to provide full video, voice, and ultra-speed broadband experiences to subscribers. Dispersed populations can greatly benefit from high speed broadband services that bring communities together while facilitating commerce. OFS is providing high speed FTTx and backbone optical infrastructure to ITCOs across the nation to increase opportunities for them and their customers.
Large Service Providers
As former RBOCs (Regional Bell Operating Companies) expand their service offerings to include FTTX-delivered video services along with high speed data and voice, OFS is helping them create the "optical path" to provide the customized high-value experiences end-users demand. OFS offers solutions that open up new revenue generating opportunities through new services, while helping to grow the subscriber base. OFS fiber cable and connectivity solutions offer a cost-effective optical pipeline to Large Service Provider customers that enhances today’s triple-play services, and is scalable for tomorrow’s offering.
A fiber-based infrastructure can augment entrepreneurial competition, and can enhance civic revenues by attracting and retaining vital businesses to a community. Optical broadband networks are also an excellent “quality of life” benefit for residents and a draw for newcomers. Building an ultra-broadband community infrastructure is about delivering a scalable network foundation that can handle current or future access services. Many OFS FTTx deployments to date are by utilities owned and operated by a municipal government, or a municipal-type governing board. These networks improve communication services for all residents and can scale with residential and business growth needs without the disruption of tearing up streets to modernize an infrastructure.
OFS is teaming with several OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) to help ensure that the active and passive optical components used in their products and designs have the highest performance in the industry. OFS has a heritage of bringing to market innovative products and designs which help maximize the performance of the overall system creating a compelling value proposition. OFS works with its customers to jointly solve and creatively deploy revolutionary products and services to the market.
Residential Property Developers
OFS' end-to-end FTTX solution includes products and design consultation to provide a cost-effective and easy-to-deploy optical foundation for this fast-growing market segment. FTTX allows the developer to differentiate their communities by offering the long-term values of leading edge services to new homeowners. Premium quality high-definition video, Internet, gaming, and voice services can now be delivered at economical rates using optical broadband technology.