RUSNANO Portfolio Company Optic Fiber Systems Reached the Mark of 1 Mln Kilometres of Optical Fibre

26 September 2017

Russia’s first enterprise manufacturing telecommunications optical fibre continues to increase volumes and develop new markets. The company has produced a million kilometre of fibre. Now the monthly output of products is more than 100 thousand kilometres. This represents 50% of the plant’s capacity and covers 25% of the demand of the entire Russian market.

Optic Fiber Systems produces optic fibre for communication cables used by telecommunication companies for data transfer. The plant, located in Saransk, the capital of Mordovia, was opened two years ago. In the 4th quarter of 2016, the company commenced the industrial production of optical fibre.

In December of 2016, Optic Fiber Systems jointly with Rostelecom PJSC and VNIIKP OJSC (All-Russian Research and Development Institute for Cable Industry) completed a program of testing own-produced Russian optic fibre, as well as optic fibre cable produced on its basis. The tests demonstrate positive results, and the company’s products have been recommended to use in Rostelecom communication networks.

Optic Fiber Systems has already obtained compliance certificate for commercial optic fibre according to the key international standards MSE-Т G652D and IEC 60793-2-50, and has been certified for quality management system in compliance with GOST R ISO 9001-2015 (ISO 9001:2015), which is a guarantee that the quality of the domestic optical fibre meets international and Russian standards.

Today the company delivers its products to Russia, Belarus, China, Austria, UK, Czech Republic and Poland.

“The world’s optical fibre market is growing at a fast pace. In the first half of this year, growth was more than 10% compared to the same period last year. It is expected that in 2017, fibre consumption in the world will for the first time exceed 500 million kilometres. Against this background, JSC Optic Fiber Systems continues to develop its production and build long-term relationships with partners, assesses options for modernization of production to increase the plant’s capacity to 5 million km of optical fibre per year,” said Andrey Nikolayev, General Director of JSC Optic Fiber Systems

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RUSNANO Joint-Stock Company was founded in March 2011 through reorganization of state corporation Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies. JSC RUSNANO contributes to implementation of the state policy on the development of the nanotechnology industry by investing directly and through investment funds of nanotechnology in financially effective high-technology projects providing the development of new production facilities in the Russian Federation. Its primary investment focus is in electronics, optoelectronics and telecommunications, healthcare and biotechnology, metallurgy and metalwork, energy, mechanical engineering and instrument making, construction and industrial materials, chemicals and petrochemicals. 100 percent of RUSNANO’s shares are state owned. Thanks to RUSNANO’s investments, there are currently 87 factories and R&D Centers opened in 32 regions in Russia.

Management of assets of RUSNANO JSC is carried out by Limited Liability Company established in December 2013, RUSNANO Management Company. Anatoly Chubais is the Chairman of its Executive Board.

Work to establish nanotechnology infrastructure and carry out educational programs is fulfilled by RUSNANO’s Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs, which was also established during the reorganization of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies.