Oman Fibre Optic Company (OFO), a publically listed company on the Muscat Securities Market, was reopened at its Rusayl Industrial Area headquarters for the first time since a fire at its half-hectare premises in late 2012 halted production.

This totally renovated and refurbished plant can produce around 14,000-18,000km of optic fibre per year and the company will now be taking an aggressive business approach that focuses on expansion into other regions outside of the Gulf, including Africa and Europe.

Mohammed Harith Al Brashdy, told reporters: “We are in an aggressive mode of expansion and we are in talks with West Africa to develop in countries such as Ghana and Congo. We have sharpened our focus particularly on West and East Africa, Central Asia and Europe.”

The prime shareholders in OFO are Oman Telecommunications Company, the Gulf Investment Corporation of Kuwait, the Dr Omar Al Zawawi establishment in Oman, Emirates Investment Holding Company and the general public.

OFO’s facility draws optical fibre and manufactures optic-fibre cable products for long haul backbone communication links, LAN networks, cable TV and other video purposes, traffic signaling, FTTH solutions, security systems, defence and specialty applications.