Fiber optics are used for a wide variety of applications in the network equipment market. Typically, fiber optics are used as internal components or interconnects associated with the finished product.
With the ever-increasing bandwidth requirements of FTTx and broadband services, more and more network equipment manufacturing companies are using all-fiber transport internally and externally for switch, router, director, SAN, and NAS applications. These all-fiber systems offer a very versatile connection medium to other commonly used devices at the end-user premise.
Generally, these applications use fiber cabling and interconnects designed around industry standards. However, some equipment and/or applications require fiber cabling products to be customized to ensure optimal performance or to meet space or physical constraint limitations.