CommScope licenses LC connector adapter portfolio to AFL

CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) says it has agreed to license its portfolio of patents for duplex LC fiber-optic adapters to AFL Telecommunications. The adapters are designed to fit within an SC footprint, effectively doubling the density of an SC-designed interface port.

CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) says it has agreed to license its portfolio of patents for duplex LC fiber-optic adapters to AFL Telecommunications. The adapters are designed to fit within an SC footprint, effectively doubling the density of an SC-designed interface port.

“CommScope has an industry standard license available to our duplex LC adapter portfolio and is offering preferred licenses for a limited number of companies that are first to license,” said Marc Bolick, senior vice president, CommScope Technologies LLC. “AFL’s agreement to take a license to CommScope’s duplex LC adapter portfolio provides recognition of the value of our portfolio for companies that are making or selling duplex LC adapters.”

The most popular small form factor connector for small form factor optical transceivers, the duplex LC fiber-optic connector finds widespread use in fiber-optic networks across applications. The LC adapters enable use of these connectors with simplex-based SC interfaces in central offices, buildings, data centers, and cell sites.

AFL is the second company to license CommScope’s LC adapter portfolio. CommScope did not identify the first company.

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