22 April 2020

"Optic fiber Systems" JSC helps children from needy families to get distance education

Since April 6, 2020, due to the unfavorable epidemiological situation, all educational organizations of the Republic of Mordovia have switched to a distance learning format. However, not all children have the technical ability to fully switch to distance education. For many families who do not have computers, access to online educational platforms and digital resources, as well as preparation for state final exam at home, has proved to be almost impossible.

"Optic fiber Systems" JSC is the only Russian plant manufacturing optical fiber, which sees as its mission to make maximum contribution to the development of telecommunication systems, Internet access and modern digital technologies in our country, could not stand by in this situation.

With the assistance of the Ministry of social protection and the Ministry of education of the Republic of Mordovia, "Optic fiber Systems" JSC selected 8 large needy families with 39 children and provided them with notebooks to access electronic education systems.

One of these large families is a Afanasievy family from Bolshie Bereznyaki district. There are 6 children in the family, 4 of whom attend school. The eldest daughter Olga is in the 11th grade and this year is preparing for state final exam. The Afanasievy don’t have a computer, their education is conducted using a mobile phone, and for large family this is a problem that prevents to study remotely in full, especially for Olga. The girl plans to enter the Agrarian Institute of the Ogarev Mordovia State University. She is currently focused on preparing for exams in Russian language, specialized mathematics and biology. In her free time, Olga enjoys singing, playing the KVN (humorous game), participating in athletics and volleyball sections.

"We are very pleased to be able to support families in need. Children should not be held hostage to the situation caused by the pandemic. It is very important that this period is passed with the least losses, primarily for the education of schoolchildren. We hope that the presence of a new notebook in the family will greatly facilitate the process of distance learning and preparation for the final state certification, - explained the General Director of "Optic fiber Systems" JSC Andrey Nikolaev. - On behalf of the Company, I wish all the children good luck and success in their studies."


“Optic fiber Systems” JSC ( – is the first and the only Russian plant manufacturing optical fiber. The plant is situated in Saransk, Mordovia Republic. It was officially opened on 25 September   2015. The shareholders of the company are RUSNANO, Gazprombank and the Government of Mordovia Republic.

Optical fiber is the main component of optic cables for signal transmission in modern communication networks. Fiber is also used as a sensor for monitoring deformation, temperature, acoustics and other indicators.

"Optic fiber Systems" JSC produces telecommunication optical fibers of standards G652 and G 657 A1 including those with reduced diameter of 200 microns; provides services on optical fiber coloring and the application of ring marks "ringmarking". Optical fibers of new types such as G651 and G655 are being prepared for release. Products are certified in Russia and the quality is confirmed by "Rostelecom" PJSC, Russia's leading cable companies and foreign consumers.

According to the results of certification, optical fiber was approved for use on the networks of the largest Russian Telecom operators Rostelecom, MTS, MegaFon and others.

Manufacturing capacity of the plant is 4 mln kilometers of optical fiber per year.