Clearfield fiber termination process certified by Telcordia for Tier 1 service provider applications

Aug. 10, 2017
GR-326 Telcordia testing affirms manufacturing quality standards meet stringent industry requirements.

Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD), a specialist in fiber management products for communication service providers, announced that its fiber termination processes, used to manufacture the Clearfield LC/UPC 900 μm 1.6 mm and 2.0 mm jumpers and fiber assemblies, have been tested by an independent test lab compliant to the Telcordia GR-326-Core requirements.

With Telcordia GR-326 certification, Clearfield notes that now can provide maximum assurances for the Tier 1 telecommunications market, which requires the highest standards for manufacturing processes, procedures and quality components. Per a company statement, "As major service providers seek to provide higher density in their networks with a smaller form factor connector, many opt to use LC/UPC jumpers and fiber assemblies in an Outside Plant (OSP) environment. The Clearfield LC/UPC connectors surpassed rigorous testing to meet a myriad of environmental, handling, use and mechanical functions to survive the stresses in the OSP environment."

“Successfully securing the certifications required to meet the needs of national carriers and cable operators is a sign that our strategy and execution is working,” comments Cheri Beranek, Clearfield's president and CEO. “It is yet another sign that we are well-positioned to build the infrastructure needed for Internet of Things device connectivity, 5G and our fiber-driven future.”

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