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Connecting Next-Generation Networks For The Long Haul

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Today’s broadband is complex. It requires a higher understanding of the latest technologies and network architectures to consistently ensure optimal performance and customer satisfaction. Innovation is driven by evolving customer needs and increasing demand for data - it must be delivered faster, farther, and more reliably.

For over twenty-five years, Approved Networks has delivered expertise and support for broadband providers. From core to edge, we work with a diverse global service base that enables us to provide unique insights to create smoother businesses-to-network connectivity. We understand the complexities and considerable costs of building and operating a network. Our customers trust us to meet their need for more data connectivity. We deliver high bandwidth while driving down the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

90 OEM compatible

Comprehensive Product Line

A cost-effective analysis is critical in the broadband sectors. From 100M to 800G, our optical product line has solutions for you. Our Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) specs and coded solutions are compatible with over 90 OEMs. Our Direct Attach Cables (DACs) and Active Optical Cables (AOCs) are equally compatible. Our line of CWDM and DWDM passive filters allows carriers to maximize bandwidth and fiber utilization within their networks.

Reduced risk

Reduced Spend & Risk

Approved Networks reduces spend annually by an average of 70%. We provide optical solutions that meet the highest quality and reliability standards, reducing the TCO. This results in maximum uptime, fewer service outages, fewer trouble tickets and repair/maintenance orders, and fewer truck rolls. We help our customers forecast demands, allowing them to provide adequate inventory, receive products on time, and lower carrying costs.

MSA compliant NEBS certified

Standards-Based Optical Transceivers

Understanding the technical and engineering needs of broadband networks has earned us the privilege of being the sole supplier for some of the largest companies in the world. Our solutions adhere to the MSA specifications. We are the only OEM alternative optics provider participating in both the Common Language Equipment Identification (CLEI) code system and the Trunks Integrated Record Keeping System (TIRKS). We provide our partners with unrivaled quality control and traceability that adheres to strict carrier-specific requirements.

Our line of SFP, SFP+, SFP28, QSFP+, and QSFP28 transceivers are certified NEBS-Compliant through Intertek, making us one of the few OEM alternative optical suppliers to have completed compliance testing.

Speed to revenue

Speed to Revenue

We understand the challenges of forecasting in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving, demand-driven market. Our customers depend on us to help them establish a reliable supply chain so they can make critical products available on time. Thanks to our rigorous demand planning process and extensive inventory, we ship 95% of our orders on the same day.

Case Studies

Rapid Delivery
of an End-to-End Solution

Approved Networks Delivers Much Needed Bandwidth - Fast

A data services provider in the Southeastern United States was faced with a serious time crunch... Full Article»

100% Performance Success Rate
in Live Production Network

Approved Networks Open Network Solution Passes the Test, Excels ...

A service provider based in a large Midwestern city needed a solution for a brownfield application... Full Article»

$50.4k Estimated
Annual Savings

Cost Savings Future Proof Capacity to Independent Service Provider

An independent service provider was leasing space in a retail data center. They anticipated... Full Article»

Improved Network Availability
+ Efficiency

TEC Increases Efficiency with Approved Networks Open Network Switches

EC, a service provider based in the Southeast US, was in need of a DC-powered 10G network... Full Article»

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