AFL Invests in Brasil s Rapid Application of Fiber

AFL, a leading provider of fiber optic solutions, is expanding its presence in Brasil. AFL’s effort is largely in response to the rapid growth in Fiber to the Home (FTTH) applications in the country. As part of the support strategy for the region, Tony Medeiros has been appointed as New Technology Consultant and Brasil Representative for AFL. Medeiros’ Head Office is in São Paulo, and he will have the responsibility to represent AFL throughout the country.

Medeiros brings more than 25 years of hands-on fiber optics experience to the role. His specialties include test, turnup, installation and design of optical networks. Medeiros also served as a consultant to the Department of Defense and U.S. Army 571st Signal Brigade for KOTNET operations in South Korea. Medeiros holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University in Rio de Janeiro with postgraduate studies at the University of Connecticut at Storrs.

“In South America, Brasil is truly setting the pace in FTTH deployment. AFL is pleased to be a part of this growth and bring our expertise to new customers in the region,” commented Steve Althoff, EVP and general manager. “Tony has a proven record of using his technical acumen to make a difference in complex projects.”

As part of launching our new presence in the region, AFL is hosting complimentary FTTH Fiber Optic Technology Seminars which are inclusive of utilizing both presentation and hands-on formats. Topics include the following:

FTTH network topologies
Latest technologies in testing FTTH networks and systems
Overview of how FTTH is being implemented in the USA
Preview of CFHP (Certified Fiber to the Home Planner) prerequisite material
The first seminar was held earlier today in São Paulo. AFL will host a second seminar in Rio de Janeiro at 9 a.m. on 16 August 2012 at the Sheraton Rio. To sign up to attend the seminar in Rio de Janeiro, sign up here. 

About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, OEM, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and Asia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC USA, and it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit 

Corie Culp
PR Manager
Tel: +1-864-433-5409

Tony Medeiros
New Technology Consultant and Brasil Representative
Office: +55 11-3539-5090
Cell: +55 11-9-8668-1268