With each of these trends, the one constant is that broadband uptake is on the rise. To keep up with both consumer and business sector demands, network infrastructure investment continues to rise—and the delivery mechanism continues to be fiber optic cable.
The market drivers increasing demand are also putting pressure on cable and glass manufacturers, which is leading to long lead times for fiber. To ensure a carrier has the materials and cable needed for these network investments, proper planning is necessary to maximize time and revenue. The key to combat any mitigating factors for carriers and contractors is to plan for your fiber needs 12-18 months in advance. Allocating fiber with a well-positioned distributor should be your number one priority. This will eliminate price volatility, lead time fluctuations and supplier uncertainty.
Comstar Supply is well positioned with fiber and all of the major product lines that accompany installation. We have created a customized solution that takes the guesswork out of your outside plant needs and allows for a smooth transition from planning to construction. We work with our customers to tailor a system that allows us to distribute fiber facilities monthly based on your needs, while allowing for additions or subtractions on your orders. This arrangement not only provides the availability of your most critical resource (fiber), but also allows flexibility regardless of market conditions.
To learn more about putting Comstar Supply’s fiber allocation to work for you, please contact us today.