Published Aug. 14, 2012
The Spartanburg-based fiber-optics provider AFL has hired a technology consultant to lead its expansion in Brazil.
AFL said the South American country is poised for strong growth in residential fiber-optics technology.
The company named Tony Medeiros as its new technology consultant and Brazil representative for AFL. Medeiros brings more than 25 years of hands-on fiber optics experience to the role. His specialties include test, turn-up, installation and design of optical networks, AFL said in a news release. Medeiros has served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Army 571st Signal Brigade for operations in South Korea.
"In South America, Brazil is truly setting the pace in FTTH (fiber-to-the-home) deployment," said Steve Althoff, AFL executive vice president and general manager.
AFL provides fiber-optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training.
Founded in 1984, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and Asia. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan.