January 19, 2007 -- AFL Telecommunications (www.afltele.com), a supplier of fiber-optic products and services, and Leviton Manufacturing Co. (www.levitonvoicedata.com), a producer of electrical and electronic wiring devices and a manufacturer of voice and data products, have announce a marketing and system integration alliance to support fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployments.
The companies say the alliance "is focused on supporting end-to-end solutions" through a combination of Leviton's FTTH and Integrated Network home technology portfolio, and AFL's FTTH passive infrastructure, network electronics, and system integration expertise. AFL will promote the alliance as part of its FTTH Made Easy program, which is designed to meet the needs of residential developers and builders seeking to integrate fiber-to-the-home technologies within MDU and master planned communities.
"AFL is very pleased to welcome Leviton to the FTTH Made Easy program," comments Kent Brown director of AFL's Access Solutions unit. "FTTH is a powerful community amenity that drives value for the developer, builder and resident. AFL's relationship with Leviton connects the optical network to the in-home network and makes it easy for residential developers to implement FTTH within their communities."
"Leviton and AFL are perfect complements, bringing a wealth of in-home experience and product solutions together with industry leading access network solutions and integration services," adds Michael Mattei, Leviton's director of fiber business development. "This alliance provides start-to-finish service and support for the implementation of a FTTH network, encompassing both the active and passive elements of the design."
In addition to offering an end-to-end product portfolio, the program will also feature a portfolio of services, including AFL's FTTH Business Model and Leviton's "Whole House" Integrated Network platform. These services will provide residential developers with a single source for defining and implementing the value created by FTTH, according to the companies. For more information, click here.