There's an old business saying, "If you are not innovating, you are dying." Similar to other industry sectors, the telecommunications and fiber optic technology arena is no different. In this rapidly growing and evolving landscape where network equipment manufacturers and service providers are racing to deliver ever-increasing amounts of data to satisfy global demands, staying ahead of the curve and the competition is more than just a business strategy - it's essential. No two networks are exactly alike and various challenges arise frequently that companies must be able to successfully navigate. Differentiation is a key element in a highly competitive market – those who can take new products and enhancements to market faster, find creative solutions to quickly overcome unexpected issues, and reduce supply lead times for clients are just a few examples of ways companies can gain a competitive advantage.