July 28, 2004 Sunnyvale, CA -- AFL Telecommunications today announced it has awarded a two-year contract valued at over $1.5 million to Alliance Fiber Optic Products Inc. (AFOP) for Thin Film Filter components for Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network deployments. AFL Telecommunications is a division of Alcoa Inc.
AFOP's Triwave three-band filters enable video signal insertion into the passive optical networking (PON) fiber network and are essential for the realization of "triple play" service delivery for FTTH.
AFL's subsystem solution has been selected for a major FTTH program by one of the RBOCs; AFOP will provide Triwave filters to AFL for this project.
"We are pleased and excited to have been awarded this contract by AFL as the main vendor for their FTTH filter requirements," contends David Hubbard, vice president of sales and marketing for AFOP. "AFL and AFOP are committed to becoming world-leading suppliers of next generation access platform products and this collaboration contributes greatly to both parties reaching this goal."