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34 | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | www.broadbandcommunities.com | JULY 2016 FIBER-TO-THE-HOME TOP 100 LIST Alpha Technologies www.alpha.com 800-322-5742, 360-647-2360 Key Products: Standby, non-standby and uninterruptible power supplies; surge suppressors; enclosures and batteries; installation and construction services Summary: Founded in 1976, Alpha Technologies is a major player in power systems for the broadband communications industry worldwide. Alpha products provide critical power conditioning and emergency backup for video, data and voice networks. Alpha's installation and construction services include structure engineering, right-of-way and easement procurement, site preparation, equipment installation, system turnup and system testing. Customers in 50 countries include major cable television system operators, telecommunications service providers and full-service communications providers. Alpha recently launched several products that power FTTH networks, including AC, DC and line power systems that support both single-family and multifamily applications. Alpha Technologies' portfolio of FTTH powering options includes the FlexPoint line of 12Vdc single-family solutions and the FlexNet line of 48Vdc multiple-dwelling-unit and small office–home office power supplies. Alpha, with more than 1,000 employees, has sales and service centers in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, China and Australia. It is a member of e Alpha Group, a global alliance of independent companies that share a common philosophy: to create powering solutions for communications, commercial, industrial and renewable energy markets. American Polywater Corporation www.polywater.com 651-430-2270 Key Products: Cable pulling lubes, cleaners and sealants Summary: In 1973, Nelson Jonnes, a Minnesota research chemist, threw together some slippery ingredients in his basement and began selling the mixture as a SCUBA-diving- suit lubricant. It was well received, but the potential income from that alone could not support his family of six. After a quick change in market focus, the company began selling the same technology to the telecom and power utility markets for use as a water-based cable-pulling lubricant. It revolutionized the industry, which until then had used mud, wax and grease as lubricants. Today, American Polywater sells 20 formulations of pulling lubes for every type of wire and cable imaginable – even special cable-blowing lubricants for air- assisted installation of fiber optic cables. It also sells cleaners and other specialty chemicals, worker protection products, cable-pulling software, training videos, adhesives, and duct sealants (a new foam sealant product was released this year). American Polywater is based in Stillwater, Minnesota, and sells its products in more than 50 countries. Anritsu Company www.anritsu.com 800-ANRITSU (267-4878) Key Products: Network test and measurement instruments; microwave, optical and RF components; service assurance solutions Summary: Anritsu was founded in 1895, the year Marconi demonstrated the first "wireless telegraph," and has been at the forefront of the evolution of information and communications networks ever since. Anritsu's core business is test and measurement instruments for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators, and its products are used in R&D, manufacture and maintenance of wired and wireless, RF/microwave and optical solutions. Fiber network installers use Anritsu equipment for such critical measurements as optical time-domain reflectometry, chromatic dispersion, polarization mode dispersion and optical return loss. e company also offers solutions for network and service performance management and service intelligence. Anritsu Company, the U.S. subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, is headquartered in Morgan Hill, California, and has operations in Richardson, Texas, and Pine Brook, New Jersey. Anritsu Corporation, headquartered in Atsugi, Japan, posted revenue of about $1 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. ARRIS www.arris.com 678-473-2000; 866-362-7747 Key Products: Optical and RF equipment, including RFoG, for HFC and fiber networks; Carrier Ethernet solutions; voice and data modems and gateways; on-demand video "FTTH will start transitioning from 2.5 GPON to next-gen standards in 2016. GPON has revolutionized the market over the past decade and will continue being deployed to hundreds of millions going forward. Slowly, next-gen PON technology will begin to eclipse GPON over the next decade." – Dave Russell, Solutions Marketing Director, Calix