Phase.4 Achieving the No.1 World Market Share
The single-fiber fusion splicer that continued to develop taking over the concepts of "FSM-20", and smaller mass fusion splicer up to 12 fiber ribbons were going to dominate the global market.
Smaller mass fusion splicer up to 12 fiber ribbons"FSM-20" was recognized worldwide as having excellence and was put into mass production. Since then, it has undergone repeated technological progress and five succeeding models were developed, acquiring a sophisticated quality in design duly acceptable in the world along the way. Furthermore, a special function that automatically adjusts itself to any change in the atmospheric pressure under certain weather conditions was added by incorporating a pressure sensor. The mass-production line was constantly improved to achieve extreme cost performance, enhancing maturity to a level that could be called the de facto standard.
What triggered Fujikura to win such an overwhelming share was the development of a smaller mass fusion splicer up to 12 fiber ribbons. This model was in particular highly evaluated by U.S. telephone companies, and Fujikura started winning the majority of related contracts in the U.S. market.