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Megladon Achieves Verizon FOC Program Certification on Fiber Termination Process

Austin, TX – Megladon Manufacturing Group, Ltd., a leader in fiber optic products and innovation for communication providers, data centers and the test & measurement industry, announced today that the company’s fiber termination process has been certified compliant to the requirements and specifications of the Verizon FOC program. The cables and process were graded against the acceptable limits set forth by the Telcordia GR-326-CORE standard.

An independent test lab granted the certification, ensuring compliance of Megladon’s fiber termination process for a variety of fiber jumper assemblies, including: 1.2mm & 2.0mm SC & LC terminations as well as MTP®/MPO.

Megladon’s patented HLC® termination process has been included in the certification. “Our HLC® process represents the highest performance of fiber interconnect available,” said Megladon’s General Manager Daniel Hogberg. “The Verizon FOC Certification allows us to participate in Verizon’s projects at a much higher level and bring the HLC® technology into their next-generation network.”

The rapid expansion of carrier networks and increased requirements for high-speed data transmission further stresses the importance of these certifications. As the need for fiber continues to expand, Megladon will be able to support these efforts efficiently and effectively while supplying a superior product through its HLC® process.

“The certification is very important to us and our customers. Fiber vendors are required to achieve these standards to compete for contract awards with many of the major carriers,” explains Hogberg. “As a long-time partner to many industry leaders, this certification is an exciting opportunity to boost our relationships across the fiber and telecom industry.”

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About Megladon

A global industry leader in fiber optics and your premier partner for fiber optic connectivity, Megladon has spent over a decade developing fiber optic technology and perfecting the HLC interconnect. Our patented technology and process results in a reference grade interconnect that is reliable, rugged, repeatable and provides maximum performance. With millions of our products deployed worldwide, our fiber optic technology has been proven time and again to solve many of the problems encountered in network deployment and maintenance. We have also been able to use HLC as the foundation piece to develop unique and passive fiber optic solutions for our customers.