OFS improves fiber-to-the-MDU deployment options

AUGUST 28, 2007 � OFS claims its new MDU offering can help win customers faster at lower cost by reducing installation time, space, and labor cost up to 50%.

AUGUST 28, 3007 -- OFS (search for OFS) today announced that it has developed a new and improved option for installing fiber within multiple dwelling units (search for MDUs). Service providers often encounter cost and space barriers when installing fiber to apartment and condominium units. The new MDU offering can help win customers faster at lower cost by reducing installation time, space, and labor cost up to 50%, and it supports in-building PON or point-to-point fiber networks to each living unit, claim OFS representatives.

"The new MDU solution will provide a fully standards-compliant 'plug-and-play' optical path from the cable entry point to the unit, within MDUs, utilizing new cables and components featuring OFS' bend-optimized AllWave FLEX ZWP fiber," explains John George, director of FTTX solutions at OFS. "AllWave FLEX fiber enables the system to route through tight bends in MDU buildings while inconspicuously fitting in compact spaces," he adds. 

Built-on a design originally patented by OFS' predecessor Bell Labs in 1986, the bend-optimized AllWave FLEX fiber was introduced to the market in March 2006 and today is the standard in many OFS products and solutions, says the company.

The full OFS MDU solution and its components will be displayed and commercially available at the FTTH Conference in Orlando, FL, from September 30 � October 4, 2007, in Booth #613.


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