University of West Georgia Expands Network Capacity with OFS Optical Fiber Cable Donation

OFS recently donated over $217,000 in fiber-optic cable to the University of West Georgia's Information Technology Services Department. On hand to accept the gift were: (from left) Vedat Gunay, UWG associate director of ITS; Dr. Thomas J. Hynes, Jr., UWG acting president; Jacques Fiorella, general manager for OFS Cable and Connectivity Manufacturing; Michael Wheeler and James Cato, OFS shipping; and Doug Bookout, manager of OFS Inside Sales. (Photo: Business Wire)

CARROLLTON, Ga.--()--OFS, a company that designs, manufactures and supplies leading edge fiber-optic products, with operations in Carrollton, recently donated over $217,000 in fiber-optic cable to help improve communications systems at the University of West Georgia.

According to Vedat Gunay, Information Technology Services (ITS) associate director, UWG will benefit from the gift in several ways. Signals can be transmitted greater distances over fiber-optic cabling without the need for boosting. The cabling is also not affected by electromagnetic noise and has a long lifespan for lower maintenance cost.

UWG has projected that its need for network capacity will grow exponentially in the coming years, said Gunay. The new cable from OFS will enable the connection of new building projects such as the Health and Wellness Building and an expansion of the north campus, providing high-speed data networking for voice, data and video.

The gift will also aid the university in its goal of completing a fiber-optic ring around the campus, which is vital to ensuring continuing network reliability.

OFS, a Furukawa company, is proud to donate fiber-optic cable that will enable the University of West Georgia to educate their students using one of the states most advanced metropolitan fiber-optic networks, said Jacques Fiorella, OFS Cable and Connectivity Manufacturing General Manager. We are pleased to contribute to the education and growth of our community here in Carrollton."

Contacts

University of West Georgia
Kathleen Wagstaff, 678-839-6464
Assistant Director for News Services
or
OFS
Sherry Salyer, 770-798-4210
Manager, Public Relations

Contacts

University of West Georgia
Kathleen Wagstaff, 678-839-6464
Assistant Director for News Services
or
OFS
Sherry Salyer, 770-798-4210
Manager, Public Relations