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ADC, Sumitomo, PLP Form Alliance
Sep 2003
ORLAND, Fla., Sept. 9 -- ADC, Sumitomo Electric and Preformed Line Products (PLP) announced yesterday at the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (NFOEC), being held this week in Orlando, Fla., that they will jointly develop and engineer a fiber-to-the-premise (FTTX) connectivity solution for use within major telecommunications service provider networks.

"This is a tremendous leap in helping carriers deliver fiber services not just to the edge of the network, but to the home, business and other locations," said Pat O'Brien, president of the connectivity business unit for ADC. "Our work with Sumitomo and PLP has enabled us to combine engineering efforts, field experience and product expertise to deliver the best fiber connectivity solution for FTTX deployments at a very competitive cost."

In its fiber solution for FTTX applications, ADC delivers fiber connectivity equipment, including hardened outdoor cabinets, fiber termination storage and splicing and fiber connectorization. Sumitomo Electric provides fiber cable including feeder, distribution and drop cable along with passive optical components all connectorized with ADC products. PLP provides the access terminals and splice closures needed in an FTTX deployment.

The companies said the FTTX offering helps answer service providers' needs as they begin to deploy fiber further into metro and residential neighborhoods.

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