July 13, 2021
Spartanburg, SC – AFL, an international manufacturer of fiber optic cable, equipment, and accessories, joined with ECSite, an end-to-end SaaS solution for automated infrastructure deployment through highly technical data collection and reporting which supports AFL’s network services, to support India in their fight against COVID-19.
AFL matched dollar-for-dollar all donations made by AFL and ECSite clients, customers, partners and associates, ultimately providing $25,000 to the Help India Breathe campaign through the Tamil Nadu Foundation, a grassroots nonprofit organization actively involved in COVID-19 relief efforts in India. The donation was made in memory of two immediate family members of ECSite employees lost to COVID and has since been named the “Sekar and Sathiyagreeswaran Memorial Fund.”
“We have many employees based in India, so the COVID-19 crisis during the second wave impacted us directly. We knew we had to do something to give back to the community, and the ‘Help India Breathe’ campaign enabled us to do just that,” said Subbu Meiyappan, CEO and Founder of ECSite. “The campaign allowed us to collaborate with customers, partners, and employees impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in India. We are grateful to all the donors who donated in a timely manner and AFL’s generous 1-1 matching donation. The ‘Sekar and Sathiyagreeswaran Memorial Fund’ will provide relief efforts that are sorely needed and demonstrate our collective commitment to doing the right thing in business and through pro-social efforts.”
The crisis in India impacted both Fujikura, AFL’s parent company, and AFL families, specifically associates with AFL India and business partners ECSite and Sasmos, AFL’s Indian manufacturing partner.
“True to the AFL culture, we had the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others and stepped in to provide funding to aid health care workers and residents during a dire time of need,” explained Kent Brown, vice president of strategic planning. “It’s an honor to work for a company that is compassionate about our neighbors, not only here but also abroad.”
Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise, hyperscale and industrial markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless and outside plant applications.
Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit www.AFLglobal.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and read our blog.
ECSite is an end-to-end SaaS solution for intelligent infrastructure deployment through highly technical data collection and reporting during construction, installation, commissioning, and maintenance operations of digital infrastructure leading into 5G and beyond. ECSite is a proven platform for DAS, public safety, small cells, macro sites, OSPs, and towers. Key features of ECSite include cloud/mobile app-based test automation for Coax, Fiber, CAT6 and RF for wireless and wireline applications, powered by AI/ML. Launched in 2019, ECSite clients include Mobilitie, Extenet, American Tower, Crown Castle and other leading telecom infrastructure companies. To learn more about ECSite follow us on LinkedIn or visit ECSiteapp.com.
Public Relations Manager, AFL