IT Students Industrial Visit to Oman Fiber Optics Cable
Posted by: Junath Ahamed
Information Technology
Jun 2, 2015
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Recently, the Industrial Link Committee of the IT department organized an industrial visit to Oman Fiber Optic Cables. The objective of the industrial link committee is to act as a bridge between the college and companies in Oman, in order to create awareness among Ibri CT of industrial knowledge and to provide an eye opener to their future career. Oman Fiber Optic Co. S.A.O.G.(OFO) was constituted in 1995 and commenced cable production in early 1999.

Located in Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman, OFO uses state of the art technology to draw fiber and manufacture world class fiber cable products. OFO is a public listed company traded in the Muscat Securities Market (MSM). After having discussion with the officials of OFO, the industrial visit was permitted for our students. After getting the approval from Ms. Amal Al Abri, HoD of the IT department, the arrangements were made to visit the industry on Tuesday, 19th May 2015. The students of Diploma level those who study Networking were considered for the visit. We started from Ibri at 8.00 am and reached the company at 10.30 am. We were welcomed by Mr. Hussain Al Fadhil, the Asst. Manager of OFO. Then, Mr Hussain took us inside the company and introducedMr. Mohammed Khamis al Kindi who is the supervisor of the company. Mr. Mohammed Khamis spoke about the different standards of cables and their bandwidths. He also explained the manufacturing process of the cable for different requirements and for different clients all over Oman. We met Mr Sibi, who is the production manager. He added to our knowledge, important details like: the life of the cable, the fidelity of the cable and quality of the cable. He also explained the various testing methods of the cable before they are delivered to the clients.

The cost of the cables, the reliability of the cables was also discussed clearly. The students showed their interest by clarifying whatever doubts whatever they had, with respect to cables. A total of 12 students benefited, including 5 female students.