In June 1999, the Fabrication and Assembly department began its operations by launching its first product, the insulation displacement contact (IDC) type station protector, which provides end circuit customer premises equipment protection from lightning and voltage surges.
Two months later, the department pursued local fabrication of demarcation boxes that serve as adaptors or interfaces between subscriber drop lines and telephone units.
We continue to assess the viability of locally fabricating other outside plant (OSP) materials and accessories, supported by fixed contracts with guaranteed volumes. Localizing the source of previously imported OSP materials assures customers of control over quality and design, resulting in superior products.
Another business line of the department, represents 3M Philippines for outside plant products. Offerings include splicing, terminating, protecting, test equipment and accessories of Copper and Fiber products.