Leviton increases fiber network support for global data centers

April 14, 2021
Company fully integrates Leviton-manufactured fiber cable into pre-terminated cable assemblies.
Leviton today announced it has consolidated all of its plenum data center fiber cable manufacturing to its Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina facility.

The company said this insourcing capability is made possible by its September 2020 acquisition of U.S. cable manufacturer Berk-Tek, and makes Leviton a fully integrated company that manufactures its own fiber cable, connectors, connectivity hardware and cable assemblies.

The company said this business move offers hyperscale, cloud or enterprise data center managers more options, faster response times and more cost effectiveness as they deploy, update or expand their networks.

"Integrating our own plenum-rated fiber cable into our pre-terminated fiber cable assemblies is a key step following the acquisition of Berk-Tek," commented Dave Mullen, senior product manager for Leviton Network Solutions.

Mullen continued, "It helps us further optimize our service and logistics to provide data center assemblies quickly and cost-effectively. Also, by directly controlling both the manufacturing of the fiber cable and the fiber cable assemblies, Leviton is now able to increase its capacity and further expand its product line, making what is often times a custom configuration for some manufacturers, a standard offering for Leviton."

Leviton notes offers an extensive line of data center and enterprise fiber trunks, including its Opt-X Unity ultra-low loss, Opt-X Enterprise DC low loss and plug-n-play standard loss options. In addition to this wide selection of data center cable and pre-terminated assemblies, Leviton offers extensive connectivity systems, design and planning assistance and localized customer service around the world.

"With Leviton, data center managers get a customer–focused, single–source global manufacturer of end–to–end cabling systems," added Mullen. "Some of the biggest data center operators in the world – including active equipment manufacturers and cloud network services – rely on Leviton for their fiber networks. We are proud to be one of the few companies in the world to manufacture both complete fiber and copper solutions."

To learn more about Leviton end-to-end fiber network systems, or to configure pre-terminated fiber trunk assemblies, please visit www.leviton.com/fiber.

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