Fiber Connect: Featured Exhibitors At Fiber Connect

Contact these companies to learn more about their broadband solutions.

Booth #1601

At ADTRAN Inc., we believe amazing things happen when people connect – and that 10 gigabit will be the key enabler of this connectivity. From the cloud edge to the subscriber edge, we help communications service providers around the world manage and scale services that connect people, places and things to advance human progress. Whether rural or urban, telco or cable, enterprise or residential, ADTRAN solutions optimize existing technology infrastructures and create new, multigigabit services platforms that leverage cloud economics, data analytics, machine learning and open ecosystems – the future of global networking. Learn more at

Booth #1707

Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets, as well as several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in more than 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside-plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless and outside-plant applications.
Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, AFL has operations in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Charles Industries
Booth #1106

Charles Industries provides innovative enclosed solutions that include industry-leading environmental enclosures for fast, flexible FTTH deployments. Charles engineers and manufactures buried distribution pedestals, remote cabinets, terminals, aerial splice cases, fiber rack solutions, multipurpose housings, vaults and handholes for brownfield and greenfield FTTH networks. Charles was the first company to offer nonmetallic buried distribution pedestals for fusion or mechanical splicing of stranded or ribbon fiber. Today, Charles’ lineup of products includes pedestals, terminals and hubs for these splicing methods as well as preconnectorized interconnects and drops. A full range of fiber accessories is also available, including fiber splice and splitter trays, splitter modules, adapters, optic taps, patch plates, jumpers, fan-outs and LGX modules. In 2019, Charles is releasing new lines of optical hub cabinets and fiber sealed drop closures that further expand its rapidly deployable, cost-efficient FTTH enclosure solutions.

Clearfield Inc.
Booth #1617

Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLFD) designs, manufactures and distributes fiber optic management, protection and delivery products for communications networks.
Setting the standard for delivering (on time!) a scalable fiber optic network and unmatched fiber performance while lowering the cost of broadband deployment, our “fiber to anywhere” platform serves the unique requirements of leading incumbent local exchange carriers (traditional carriers), competitive local exchange carriers (alternative carriers) and MSO/cable TV companies and caters to the broadband needs of the utility/municipality, enterprise, data center and military markets.
Rather than offering a predetermined, scripted solution, Clearfield promises a product design methodology that addresses your unique requirements and provides the lowest total cost of ownership. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Clearfield deploys more than 1 million fiber ports each year. For more information, visit

Booth #1507

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, we have applied our unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives. Our Optical Communications division delivers connectivity to every edge of the network, from optical fiber, cable, hardware and equipment to fully optimized solutions for high-speed communications networks. Visit us at

EPB Fiber Optics
Booth #1022

Established as an independent board of the city of Chattanooga in 1935, EPB is a municipally owned utility that provides electric power and fiber optic communications services as a means of promoting economic development and enhancing quality of life across the local area.

EPB serves more than 170,000 homes and businesses in a 600-square-mile area that includes greater Chattanooga as well as parts of surrounding counties and areas of northern Georgia.

In 2010, EPB became the first provider in the United States to deliver up to 1 gigabit internet speeds utilizing a communitywide fiber optic network that provides access to every home and business in its service area. In 2015, EPB became the first – and to date, only – U.S. ISP to make up to 10 gigabit internet speeds accessible to all its residential and commercial customers as a standard offer.

EPB utilizes its communitywide fiber optic network to deploy the most advanced, highly automated smart grid power management system in the nation. In recognition of EPB’s groundbreaking infrastructure, the Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory utilize EPB’s smart grid as a national model for researching and developing best practices. EPB is also the first major power distribution utility to earn the USGBC’s PEER certification for having a highly automated, modernized electric power grid. For more information, go to

ETI Software Solutions
Booth #1609

Adapting to new technologies is a key differentiator of ETI Software and has been for more than 25 years. Regardless of the mix of network topographies (fiber, copper, coax or satellite) or devices (ONTs, residential gateways, DSL modems, cable modems or set-top boxes), ETI’s service assurance and analysis software provides a single point of accurate control, enabling communications service providers to monetize the entire life cycle of the customer journey.
ETI is extending its already unmatched portfolio of prebuilt interfaces to support 10G provisioning over PONs as well as fixed wireless provisioning – both of which enable 5G services. An FTTH Top 100 company for 13 years running, ETI delivers the tools that telecom, broadband, video, utility, OTT and IoT providers need to increase efficiencies, reduce cost, improve customer experience and generate new revenue through next-gen technology and services.

Booth #1015

Maptraq is software designed for telecommunication construction management. Our intuitive mobile application makes it easy to record all production right in the field. Daily reports sync automatically in the cloud so office staff have access to detailed and accurate close-out-reports and as-builts ready to be shared at the click of a button.

Booth #1401

OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, optical fiber cable, FTTx, optical connectivity and specialty photonics products. Our manufacturing and research divisions work together to provide innovative products and solutions that traverse many different applications as they link people and machines worldwide. Between continents, between cities, around neighborhoods and in homes and businesses of digital consumers, OFS provides the right optical fiber, optical cable and components for efficient, cost-effective transmission.

OFS’s corporate lineage dates to 1876 and includes technology powerhouses such as AT&T and Lucent Technologies. Today, OFS is owned by Furukawa Electric, a multibillion-dollar global leader in optical communications. Headquartered in Norcross (near Atlanta), Georgia, OFS is a global provider with facilities in Avon, Connecticut; Carrollton, Georgia; Somerset, New Jersey; and Sturbridge, Massachusetts, as well as in Denmark, Germany and Russia.

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Walker and Associates
Booth #1723

Walker and Associates is the premier source of telecommunications products for network operators, simplifying network deployments with expert installation, systems integration and unsurpassed sourcing services.

Since 1970, Walker has remained a recognized industry leader, offering products and solutions supporting leading-edge technologies, such as switching, routing, Wi-Fi, microwave, NFV, Carrier Ethernet, VoIP, WDM, ROADM, packet optical networking, SDN, and access technologies such as GPON, active Ethernet, fixed wireless, DSL and more.

Walker provides these solutions to wireline and wireless service providers of all sizes. Walker continues to incorporate new products and technologies that aid in building network infrastructure, allowing upgrades for the embedded base of equipment to higher speeds of broadband service delivery.

Walker’s certified specialists help reduce costs associated with installing and maintaining equipment at customer locations. The company assists customers in solving today’s business challenges and increasing their ability to meet customer expectations from telecommunications service providers.


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