Sumitomo Electric Lightwave continues to introduce new products and solutions that give you a "first-to-market" competitive edge.
Dedicated to the advancement of local and long-distance telecommunications, CATV, and bandwidth technologies, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave is a leading manufacturer and supplier of the world's best-engineered products with which to "tailor" your ideal network or system solution:
By responding to market needs and working with our customers in the joint pursuit of new and better technologies, Sumitomo has achieved a leadership status in fiber optic innovations…such as:
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, located in Research Triangle Park, NC, is a company within the global network of Sumitomo Electric Industries, LTD (SEI). With over 60,000 employees, SEI's worldwide business network spans throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, and Central and South America. Established in 1897 to manufacture bare copper wire, SEI has become one of the world's leading edge forces in the R&D and manufacturing of advanced fiber optic products and a renowned innovator in the development of fiber-to-the-home solutions.
Among its accomplishments, SEI has developed optical fiber that exhibits the world's lowest transmission loss, and its fusion technology is considered to be the best in the industry. As part of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave draws not only on its own outstanding resources and expertise, but on the vast, worldwide Sumitomo consolidation to address the growing demand for new and better technology.
When we asked our customers - some of the leading telecommunications, CATV, and datacom companies in the industry - why they chose to work with Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, they responded that SEL goes the extra mile to meet their needs by "tailoring" the right solution. And its our ability and willingness to tailor the right solution for you that sets us apart from other fiber optic manufacturers.
With the convergence of data, voice, and video, assisting our customers in the development of first-to-market innovations through tailoring requires:
When purchasing the right fiber optic products for your network applications, you can rest assured that our products do what we say they'll do. At Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, ISO 9001 manufacturing, Telcordia compliance, and upcoming TL-9000 certifications, are just the beginning of the high standards to which our products must adhere. The promise to exceed our customers' expectations of product excellence has been ingrained as a tradition within the Sumitomo corporate culture and manufacturing process for over 100 years - ensuring our future stability and success … and that of our customers.