Draka approved as vendor for National Cable Television Cooperative

OCTOBER 12, 2009 -- The co-op's mission is to reduce the operating costs of its member cable companies by negotiating and administering agreements with hardware and equipment manufacturers on behalf of its members.

OCTOBER 12, 2009 -- Fiber and fiber cable technology supplier Draka Communications – Americas has been approved as a participating vendor in the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC). The NCTC is a not-for-profit purchasing organization for nearly 1,000 cable operators in the United States. The co-op's mission is to reduce the operating costs of its member cable companies by negotiating and administering master affiliation agreements with cable television hardware and equipment manufacturers on behalf of its members.

"We are pleased to welcome Draka to the NCTC community," says Richard Frey, vice president and general manager of hardware for NCTC. "The NCTC seeks to maximize opportunities to ensure the profitability and long-term sustainability of our member companies by setting up agreements with vendors like Draka. These agreements enable our members to purchase goods and services at excellent prices and terms."

"This is a win-win for Draka and the member companies of the NCTC. The member companies stay competitive by taking advantage of volume discounts through the NCTC and Draka gets the ability to market products designed with 'Value Innovation' to nearly 1,000 member cable companies," says Tony Valentino, vice president of sales for Draka Communications - Americas. "Value Innovation is a way of looking at the world. How can we help our customers do more, make more, save more, achieve more?" He cites Draka's EzPrep loose tube cable as an example of what could be provided under the affiliation agreement.


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