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Having partners who deliver our courses means that we can concentrate on the tasks of design and development to ensure our training materials meet the high standards you expect.

Our partners deliver our training programmes using our course materials under license. We choose our partners carefully for their expertise and their capability to bring you the best quality training to meet your needs. They are all industry professionals dedicated to helping you to learn to do things to a professional standard too. The trainers are all experts in their field, so they really know their subject in depth and have real world experience to help make the training come alive. Your trainer will really understand the subject and is not simply reading from a script.

Our partners enable us to make our courses available more easily in more regions around the world. See below to find out about the partner nearest to your location.

Find out how we work with our partners to make sure that you get great training courses.

Would you like to offer our certifications at your training organisation? Then why not talk to us about becoming a partner? We provide the course materials and support to enable a trainer, with appropriate expeience in fibre optics and optical networking, to deliver our certifications.

OTT Partner - CrossConnect Training

CrossConnect Training

Based in: Shipley, Bradford, UK
License: CONA, CFCE and COFI in UK and Ireland

Geoff Crossley, Technical Director of CrossConnect Training has a long history of working with OTT, including many years as a full time employee and as a freelance trainer. CrossConnect Training offer years of experience in delivering high quality training and lots of real world experience in the design, specification, installation and testing of optical fibres, including experience in a number of specialist areas such as ships, submarines, remote operated vehicles, broadcasting, data centres and security networks. CrossConnect are currently offering most of OTT's courses in the UK and Ireland.

OTT Partner - Fiber Insight LLC

Fiber Insight, LLC

Based in: South Portland, Maine, and Bozeman, Montana, USA
License: CFCE and CONA in North America

Fiber Insight specializes in training and consulting for fiber optic characterization and network testing. Co-owner, Tim Yount, holds a Certified Fiber Characterization Engineer (CFCE) certification from OTT and is the principal trainer at Fiber Insight as well as the trainer for Viavi Solutions when they run the OTT CFCE program in North America. He has over 25 years of experience in fiber network testing and deployment, and is a member of the Society of Cable Television Engineers (SCTE). He has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has participated in standards committees at Telecom Industry Association (TIA) and Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council. Fiber Insight are licenced to run the Certified Fibre Characterisation Engineer (CFCE) course and the Certified Optical Network Associate (CONA) certification course in the USA and Canada.


TransAfrican Fibre Services

Based in: South Africa
License: COFI in Africa

TransAfrican Fibre Services is an independent fibre optic services company servicing the fibre industry in South Africa and the African continent. They offer complete fibre optic solutions, with a special focus on training, consultation and quality control. TransAfrican Fibre Services is headed up by industry leader Justin Hartley who has over 20 years experience in the fibre industry. With an ethos of attention to detail, loyalty to high quality products and a passion for training and quality control, TransAfrican Fibre Services has established itself as the leading fibre optic services company in Africa and is recognised as the leading expert in quality control and fibre training in the region. Transafrican Fibre Optic Training in Johannesburg has a number of attractive courses to suit various fibre optic employee requirements. Most popular is the Certified Optical Fibre Installer (COFI) for South Africa.

OTT Partner: FibreGuide


Based in: Washington D.C. USA
License: CONA in North America and Africa

Based in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area, FiberGuide is a private company offering technical training to telecommunication and IT companies and consulting services to clients seeking data center colocation and wide area networking solutions. FiberGuide offers the CONA (Certified Optical Network Associate) course in the USA and in Africa. Target audience includes transmission and planning engineers and managers, project managers, operation staff and others involved with planning, design, and implementation of optical networks. Courses are delivered by Dr. Jabulani Dhliwayo of FiberGuide.

OTT Partner - Oman Fiber Optic

Oman Fiber Optic Co. S.A.O.G. (OFO)

Based in: Oman
License: CONA and COFI in Oman

Oman Fiber Optic Co. S.A.O.G. (OFO) uses state of the art technology to draw fiber and manufacture world class fiber cable products in the Sultanate of Oman. OFO provides fiber and cable solutions (such as for long haul backbone communication links, LAN networks, video transmission, cable TV, traffic signaling etc.) and Telecommunications Solutions (including RF Planning, Network Design, Network Implementation, Solar Energy Solution Design and Deployment etc.). Oman Fiber Optic have opened a brand-new, purpose-built training centre at their factory in Muscat. OFO will deliver several OTT certifications under licence from OTT, including COFI Enterprise, COFI Core, and CONA. Initially the focus will be on rolling out the training programmes to OFO’s internal staff in their Outside Plant and Telecoms Services Divisions, as well as to OFO’s clients in the region. This initiative complements OFO’s world class optical fibre and cable manufacturing capabilities to establish OFO as a regional centre of excellence in fibre optic technology.

OTT Partner Meed Networks, Nigeria

MEED Networks

Based in: Nigeria
License: CONA in Africa

MEED Networks is a network infrastructure and technology servicing company, based in Nigeria, with a strong focus on using IT to improve the operational efficiency of their clients. They offer the CONA (Certified Optical Network Associate) course in Nigeria and eastern Africa.

Ahmed Atere, MEED Networks COO, attended a special train the trainer programme in the UK to be licensed as a trainer to deliver the course. After the programme he said "The quality of the training materials and the trainer support package from OTT is fantastic, the design project and the use of WhizzieKit (OTT's unique Virtual Optical Networking System) really helps trainees to put everything into practice." The local availability of this training comes at an important time for Nigeria as the government invests in rolling out fibre infrastructure throughout the country. The Certified Optical Network Associate programme will help to ensure that key personnel have a good understanding of fibre infrastructure and the optical networking systems that will be used on the project.

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