Clearfield Partners with Sales Outsource Solutions to Address Growth in Canadian Market

New manufacturer’s representative agreement enables Canadian telco
carriers and enterprises with faster access to innovative fiber
management solutions

MINNEAPOLIS & MISSISSAUGA, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Clearfield?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#Clearfieldlt;/agt;–Clearfield,
Inc.
(NASDAQ:CLFD), the specialist in fiber management for
communication service providers, today announced that it has signed Sales
Outsource Solutions, Inc. (SOS Group)
as part of its manufacturer’s
representative program to focus on the emerging all-fiber access
opportunities throughout Canada. SOS Group brings decades of experience
delivering turnkey solutions for telecom outside of plant, wireless, and
industrial automation networks. Through its network of representative
firms, Clearfield’s comprehensive portfolio of fiber optic management,
protection and delivery products, as well as active and passive outdoor
cabinets, can easily be integrated into any network looking to push
fiber farther and faster.

“We select best-in-class complementary products and technologies that
can play a critical role in helping our customers design, build and
deliver state-of-the-art networks. Clearfield’s solutions are an ideal
fit for our customers,” said Norm Baldoni, Co-Founder of SOS.
“Widespread adoption of fiber-to-the-home connectivity, expanded use of
IoT applications, the rise in smart cities and buildings and emerging 5G
applications are all creating opportunities that our customers aim to
capitalize on. Clearfield can be an integral part of these deployments.”

SOS Group provides Clearfield with a dedicated team of sales, support
and staff professionals providing expanded penetration into key markets
across Canada. According to the Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission’s Communications Monitoring Report
released in August 2018, Canadian data consumption reached an average of
128.3GB per month over home internet connections, helping drive the
market to more than $48.7B in total telecom services revenue. The report
also notes that Canadians have an ongoing appetite for higher bandwidth
connections at their homes with approximately 26% of homes having a
connection with a download speed of 50Mbps per second or more. Fiber is
the clear choice for these types of high-value, higher-bandwidth
services and Clearfield’s solutions can help significantly reduce the
installation, management, and maintenance of the equipment required to
deliver these services.

“As telco carriers, cable operators, enterprises, and industrial
complexes are increasingly connecting facilities and customers directly
with fiber, this partnership enables easy access to Clearfield’s
award-winning unified fiber management, protection and delivery
platforms,” said Clearfield Vice President of Sales, Mickey Smith.
“Clearfield can play a critical role in how carriers maximize their
fiber deployment opportunities and we look forward to growing our
footprint in Canada with the SOS Group.”

Clearfield’s innovative portfolio of fiber management products will be
on display at CommTech East – Booth 39, April 15 – 17, in Toronto,
Ontario. For more information, visit www.SeeClearfield.com.

About Clearfield, Inc.

Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLFD) designs, manufactures and distributes
fiber optic management, protection and delivery products for
communications networks. Our “fiber to anywhere” platform serves the
unique requirements of leading incumbent local exchange carriers
(traditional carriers), competitive local exchange carriers (alternative
carriers), and MSO/cable TV companies, while also catering to the
broadband needs of the utility/municipality, enterprise, data center and
military markets.
Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Clearfield
deploys more than a million fiber ports each year. For more information,
visit 
www.SeeClearfield.com.

Contacts

Richard M. Williams
Witz Communications for Clearfield, Inc.
919-435-9110
rmwilliams@witzcommunications.com