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The Light Brigade Takes Fiber to Dubai


The Light Brigade, the education and training division of AFL, extended its resources to Dubai for associates of Etisalat, a telecommunications corporation that caters to consumers, businesses, international telecommunications companies, ISPs, content providers and mobile operators.

Fifty engineers and managers were trained on the Certified Fiber-to-the-Home Professional (CFHP) program which is taught by The Light Brigade instructors and sponsored by the Fiber-to-the-Home Council. The course addressed planning and designing FTTH networks, next generation ten gigabit FTTH systems and how to address migration and growth. The ultimate goal was to receive CFHP certification from the FTTH Council.

"The United Arab Emirates' growth is impressive as is their implementation of an FTTH infrastructure," stated The Light Brigade's founder and CFHP course developer, Larry Johnson. "As growth continues around the world, The Light Brigade will continue to provide these training opportunities abroad so that new infrastructure is installed using the latest technology available."

The two-day course provides a firm foundation on which to build toward FTTH network design, planning and management responsibilities. CFHP designation is achieved with an 80% passing or greater score and is valid for three years.

For additional information on The Light Brigade, visit, email or call 1 (800) 451‑7128.

About The Light Brigade
Since 1987, The Light Brigade has instructed 43,000 attendees in its public and custom classes on fiber optic design, maintenance, and testing, including advanced topics such as FTTx, DWDM, and PMD/CD. In addition to creating custom courses tailored to any need or skill level, the company produces educational DVDs and CDs.

Dario DePaolis
Vice President/General Manager, The Light Brigade
1 (206) 575-0404