1 December 2023

Optic fiber Systems JSC will take part in an experiment of marking optical fiber products

On December 1, 2023, an experiment on marking optical fibers and optic fiber cables began. The corresponding Government Resolution was previously signed by the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin.

For manufacturing companies, participation in the experiment will be voluntary and will last until December 1, 2024. As the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation reported, within a year the marking of optical fibers and fiber optic cables will be tested and the traceability of the circulation of fiber optic products from the moment of production to withdrawal from circulation will be determined.

Optic fiber Systems JSC has already submitted an application to participate in the experiment.

“In accordance with the instructions of the President of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Russian Federation is implementing a system of support measures for the development of domestic optical fiber production. Conducting a voluntary experiment on marking optical fiber and fiber optic cable will help increase market transparency and provide mechanisms for monitoring compliance with support measures aimed at developing high-tech sectors of the economy. For its part, Optic fiber Systems JSC, as the only manufacturer of optical fiber in Russia, is interested in the success of the experiment and plans to contribute as much as possible to its implementation,” said Andrey Nikolaev, General Director of Optic fiber Systems JSC.


“Optic fiber Systems” JSC ( – is the first and the only Russian plant manufacturing optical fiber. The plant is situated in Saransk, Mordovia Republic. It was officially opened on 25 September 2015. The shareholders of the company are RUSNANO, Gazprombank and the Government of Mordovia Republic.

Optical fiber is the main component of optic cables for signal transmission in modern communication networks. Fiber is also used as a sensor for monitoring deformation, temperature, acoustics and other indicators.

"Optic fiber Systems" JSC produces telecommunication optical fibers of standards G652 and G 657 A1 including those with reduced diameter of 200 microns; provides services on optical fiber coloring and the application of ring marks "ringmarking". Optical fibers of new types such as G651 and G655 are being prepared for release. Products are certified in Russia and the quality is confirmed by "Rostelecom" PJSC, Russia's leading cable companies and foreign consumers.

According to the results of certification, optical fiber was approved for use on the networks of the largest Russian Telecom operators Rostelecom, MTS, MegaFon and others.

Manufacturing capacity of the plant is 4 mln kilometers of optical fiber per year.