State of the Industry
Fiber optic circuits
have found their way into just about every industry and every application
imaginable and fiber optic cable manufacturers are having a hard time
satisfying the demand.
From cellular phone bandwidth expansions driven by 3G and 4G
deployment requirements to the current hottest ticket, Small Cell Expansion
sites, the people’s thirst for high bandwidth and streaming video services have
upped the demand for fiber to the cell towers. In the United States, upcoming
Fiber To The Home (FTTH) projects led by Google Fiber and Local City and State Municipalities
are getting major attention in the news and helping to educate the public on
the benefits of fiber cabling. Additionally, fiber has entered the process
control field with transceivers that can convert virtually any analog or
digital circuit to a fiber light signal, which is highly suited for all types
of industrial applications.
2015 shows no signs of slowing in the fiber industry. Fiber
is virtually used within every facet of daily life. From the multitude of
industries that have already employed the benefits of fiber to the evolving
application of fiber to the home, satisfying the consumers need for speed—Looking
toward 2015, fiber deployment growth is expected to remain in demand.
FNT Fiber Network
2014 has been a year
of growth for our team! FNT Tools has been making huge improvements over
the course of the year to better serve our customers and telecom installers
around the world.
• Inventory Boost: We have increased our Phoenix warehouse
inventory by 15% including the addition of over 35,000 ft of in-stock fiber
• WOSB Certification: May 2014, FNT Tools was certified as
Women Owned Small Business by the WBENC.
• Making Credit Easier:FNT is extending convenient payment credit terms to approved companies, request
an application today. Now includes our established international customers!
• New Team Members: FNT has added critical new team members to
support our customers, assist with network design and help us reach out to the
• FNT Direct Connect: FNT now publishes a monthly newsletter called
the FNT Direct Connect featuring informative fiber telecom industry articles,
new products, discounts, instructor tips, plus much more. We ask you to
join the FNT Community by providing your questions, comments and feedback
through industry polls and surveys.
• Social: FNT is on social media! Connect with FNT
Tools on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for exclusive deals and
2015 is looking
exciting! Keep an eye out for our new re-designed 2015 product catalog
available early next year. Click here to reserve your copy now! We will
also be hosting FREE industry events at FNT with educational lectures from
certified experts, an exclusive look at new products, networking opportunities,
food and prizes.
Thank you for your
continued business and support of FNT Tools! We are looking forward to
serving you in 2015!
President, FNT Fiber
2014 has brought on
another surge in growth for FNT’s Consulting and Field Services Group.
Already well known as a premier fiber optic engineering and installation firm
for high profile clients, FNT Consulting continues to support nuclear power and
power generation in general with on-going installation and testing of highly
sophisticated security networks. Additionally, we continue to support the
mining industry of the Southwest, broadband and broadcast video systems for the
arts, entertainment and sports industries, hydro-electric plants and the
• Super Bowl 49: We have be selected and Certified as an
Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee vendor provider for the installation of
special security, audio, video and data networks for the grandest sporting
event of all to be held in 2015.
• Educational Facility
Support: FNT continues
to support Northern Arizona University with Campus network analysis,
engineering services and growth recommendations.
• Boosting our
Capabilities and Commercial Presence: We have taken proactive steps through the development of our
new stand-alone web site, www.fibernetworkconsulting.com. Our new web
site highlights years of experience and some of the projects that we have
• New Team
Members: FNT has increased our
capabilities with the addition of new network and switch/router designers,
installers and project estimators. We have also added CAD to our
enterprise list of software support.
• Obtaining New Small
Business Certifications: In 2014, FNT became a Veteran Administration Certified VOSB, Veteran Owned
Small Business, led by Jeffrey M. Dominique who founded the organization in
• Training Contracts: We have seen a strong surge in those
seeking professional, standards compliant training in 2014, with old and new
customers solidifying their positions in the rapidly growing fiber optic
industry. We believe that the driving forces of renewed interests comes
from expanded and more sophisticated carrier systems, increased bandwidth-rich
offerings in the local markets and of course recent developments in Small Cell
Sites and cellular enhancements. We also continue to train military and
government agencies around the world.
With so many great
things happening in 2014, it’s hard to comprehend that we could better that
mark. However, 2015 looks very promising already, with increased business
opportunities in the local mining industry, the possibility of Google Fiber
coming to Phoenix, Intelligent Traffic Systems, increased contracts in power
generation and distribution and of course the recent developmental structuring
of our new commercial/industrial engineering and installation departments.
I would like to
express a sincere thank you to all of our continued faithful customers and to
offer a heartfelt invitation for the rest of you to join our network of network
Jeffrey M. Dominique
CEO, FNT Fiber Network
Training and Consulting Services