Light Brigade Licenses Partners in the Middle East

Tukwila, WA and Spartanburg, SC – Light Brigade, the training and education division of AFL, recently licensed three new training partners in the Middle East. Bright Wires in Saudi Arabia, Lantern Electricals Trading LLC, and Oman Fiber Optic in Oman now offer Light Brigade’s FTTx for Installers and Technicians training course. Each of these partners completed a rigorous “Train-the Trainer” program to ensure that their instructors have the technical knowledge and teaching expertise needed to deliver the training to the high standards that those in the industry have come to expect from Light Brigade.

“With the explosion of fiber and FTTx build-outs in the region, we needed to have local presence to service training requests,” explained Lee Kellett, general manager of Light Brigade. “We are so fortunate to be working with partners that are already very knowledgeable and rooted in the fiber optic space.”

Technicians who complete this FTTx training will better understand the materials, tools and equipment needed as well as be versed in the industry’s “best practices” for installation, testing and troubleshooting.  The right training assures that costly mistakes will be avoided and projects will be completed efficiently.

Kellett continued, “The availability of certified training opportunities means that local service providers and contractors can now easily prepare their staff for FTTx/FTTH buildouts.” 

All students will qualify for Light Brigade certification and have the opportunity to complete the ETA International FOT-OSP (Outside Plant) certification exam. Classes in the UAE, Oman and Saudi Arabia will be scheduled soon and also available by special request.

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About Light Brigade 
Founded in 1987, Light Brigade has trained over 55,000 people worldwide in its instructor-led public and custom classes. Training is focused on fiber optic installation, testing and troubleshooting as well as engineering design including specialized applications for FTTx, utilities, industrial, traffic systems, broadcast and many others. The company also produces online courses and staff development videos that provide easy to access learning for specific fiber related topics. For more information about Light Brigade, visit 

About AFL
Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well as several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless, and outside plant applications.
Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Rick Atchison 
Marketing Specialist
Light Brigade 
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Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager