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AFL Expands into the Netherlands

Photonics.com
Jun 2012
SWINDON, England, June 5, 2012 — To expand its European presence, fiber optic cable manufacturer AFL has partnered with Netherlands-based Systicom Solutions to distribute its products.

“By partnering with Systicom Solutions, AFL is able to expand our presence into additional European countries and provide fiber optic solutions to enhance communications,” said Steve Maederer, commercial director for AFL.

AFL’s fiber optic cable products include the SkyWrap, all-dielectric self-supporting cable (ADSS) and optical ground wires manufactured in its Swindon facility. In 2010, AFL opened a new fiber optic facility to support the European region with customized optical fiber interconnect cables, and in 2011, it acquired TCC Group to provide communications services to the European market. (See: AFL Opens Fiber Optic Facility in UK and AFL Acquires TCC Group)

Systicom Solutions offers FTTx cables and accessories, specialized telecom cables and solution-based engineering to serve the oil and gas, power utilities and renewable energies industries.

For more information, visit: www.aflglobal.com


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The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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