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Pre-Connectorized IP-9 Hardened Plug-and-Play solution accelerates FTTH & 5G deployment



Date: May 12th, 2022

San Diego, CA — R&M (Reichle & De-Massari AG) has designed Pre-Connectorized plug-and-play solution incorporating Senko Advanced Components, Inc. (SENKO) IP-9 MPO and SN® connector products. This unique solution significantly eases the deployment for both wired and wireless access networks to deliver highspeed broadband in homes, offices, and also mobile users. According to R&M, the Pre-Connectorized solution not only can deliver end-to-end passive connectivity solution three times (3x) faster than conventional approaches it also allows network operators to scale deployment and pay-as-you-grow with this highly flexible architecture.

According to Jim Hasegawa SENKO’s EVP, “The combination of R&M’s RIO® and SRS® closures and SENKO’s IP-9 MPO, SC and SN® hardened connectors have shown that a world-class access network can be deployed cost- effectively, swiftly and most importantly safely”. “By using Senko IP9 solutions as part of our solutions for the FTTx markets, we can present one of the most reliable and secure solutions. Our strength is the flexibility of the design dedicated to each one of our customers, understanding the different needs and requirements”, says Paulo Campos R&M EVP Americas.

R&M’s FTTx solution comprises products from the central office and out to the subscriber. With its two globally integrated US manufacturing sites, R&M can offer a range of closures & termination boxes which can be customized to meet individual needs. The products are available for aerial, pole, wall mount applications, and can also be installed in manholes. The closures based on gel technology can reach up to 1152 single fibers and the termination boxes up to 144 fibers using the IP9 MPO.

IP-9 is SENKO’s smallest outdoor hardened connector, designed to comply with the required 100lb pull force in the GR-3120 & 3152 standards. The single connector footprint can accommodate various configurations (1F, 2F, and >12F) significantly helping the network architects to design a more efficient fiber network. Product information can be found at IP-9 series Archives » SENKO Advanced Components, Inc.


The compact design of Senko’s very small form factor duplex fiber connector, the SN® allows significant space-saving especially for Edge Data Center applications. Product information can be found at Very Small Form Factor (VSFF) » SENKO Advanced Components, Inc.


About R&M

R&M (Reichle & De-Massari) is a globally active group of companies in the information and communication technology sectors. The company develops, manufactures and sells high-end products and systems for communication and data networks. Thanks to its innovative strength and integration capability, R&M now covers the entire range of copper and fiber-based connectivity. R&M network solutions can be used in LAN, telecommunication, Fiber to the Home, Fiber to the Antenna and data centers. Software from R&M supports the management of network infrastructures. The family owned company founded in 1964 has its own production plants in 14 locations worldwide. Sustainability is a central element of the strategy and values of R&M. Website:


Senko Advanced Components is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the SENKO Advance, which is headquartered in Yokkaichi, Japan. With 16 locations globally, and dozens of design and manufacturing facilities providing local support to customers all around the globe. SENKO was incorporated in the United States in the early nineties and has since been recognized as one of the industry’s specialists in passive fiber optics interconnect and optical components. This is due in great part to full vertical integration from the design capabilities, qualification/testing, and manufacturing. SENKO has deployed over 700 million connectors. To date, SENKO has over 150 awarded patents, with more than 300 pending. More information about SENKO can be found at

For more information, please contact:

Dieter Studer, Market Manage
Reichle & De-Massari AG


Keith Kishigami, Product Specialist
Senko Advanced Components, Inc.

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