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FutureFLEX®: The Green Solution for Cabling Infrastructure

Today’s enterprises essentially have two choices regarding the method of fiber installation for their structured cabling and network infrastructure solutions; namely the decades old process of pulling fiber optic cable throughout the campus network conduit pathway or the adoption of an Air-Blown Fiber network infrastructure through which fiber bundles can be blown in and out […]

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Terminating Fiber Optic Cable

Terminating fiber optic cable arguably is the most important step to installing a high performing, long lasting and easy to maintain network. Due to distances and bandwidths increasing, there is no room to take shortcuts to terminate fiber in your network. Over time, the termination methods have improved dramatically by removing as much human error […]

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Maximizing Pathway Efficiency In Your Network

In outside-plant environments, whether they are multi-building campuses or longer-haul communications networks, the initial installation and later re-configurations of fiber-optic systems present opportunities to either save or spend significant amounts of money. The efficient utilization of the pathways plays a central role in this economic equation. Here is a scenario: Network traffic is increasing and […]

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SEL Releases 72-Fiber Bundle for FutureFLEX® Air-Blown Fiber Portfolio

9/10/18 Raleigh, NC – Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Corp., a group company of Sumitomo Electric Industries, released a new 72ct Fiber Bundle utilizing our exclusive Freeform Ribbon® technology.  The new 72ct fiber bundle, qualified for both outdoor and indoor (riser and plenum) use, addresses the growing fiber demands needed in many of today’s network requirements. Sumitomo […]

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SEL Updates Regarding Hurricane Florence

[9/11/18]  Due to the impending weather from Hurricane Florence, and out of concern for the safety of our employees and their families, we will close our facilities at 5pm on Thursday, September 13.  At this time, we are planning to resume operations on Monday, September 17th, weather and conditions permitting.  Please check back here for […]

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Air-Blown Fiber in Airports

How many times do we transit through airports without appreciating the amount of bandwidth required for its safe and efficient operation?  While we hustle with our day to day travels we rarely give thought to how airports operate. This includes the safe and efficient operation of flights from landings to take-offs but also how to […]

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Sumitomo Electric Starts Strategic Partnership in the Access Network Equipment Business with ADTRAN

March 20, 2018 Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. has concluded a strategic partnership agreement with ADTRAN, Inc. (Headquarters: Alabama, USA), a leading supplier of broadband access solutions in North America, to transfer operations related to sales and local support services, provide technical licenses, and supply products in association with the access network […]

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SEL to Showcase Space-Saving Solutions at BICSI Winter 2018

1/30/18 Orlando, FL – Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL), a group company of Sumitomo Electric Industries, will display several space-saving solutions at BICSI Winter in Orlando, Florida. Promoting a theme of solving complex networks with simple solutions, SEL will feature new products from its 4th Level® Data Center Solutions and FutureFLEX® Air-Blown Fiber product portfolios. BICSI […]

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Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Launches 10G ONU Concentrator

RALEIGH, NC. – 07/18/17– Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL), a Sumitomo Electric Industries Group company and a global leader and pioneer in PON technology, announced the launch of its FTC7511 ONU Concentrator (ONU-C). The ONU-C is an innovative Fiber-to-the-Distribution-Point (FTTdp) solution that services clustered developments with per-subscriber provisioning, management, and QoS not available in traditional FTTdp […]

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[USE CASE STUDY] FutureFLEX® in Stadiums

Delivering the most flexible, cost-effective and high-performance fiber optic cabling solution to stadiums and broadcasting networks across the country. Sumitomo Electric Lightwave is changing the way stadiums and networks broadcast sporting events. For the first time, stadiums and broadcasters will be able to install miles of fiber optic cabling in a single day, customize existing […]

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