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Who We Are

On October 1, 1974, Taihan Fiberoptics established a communication infrastructure for Korea to connect to a bigger world.
Since that moment, Korea connected with the world and realized the world's first 5G and Taihan Fiberoptics has always been a part of this network innovation.

Every possibility becomes reality
with communication innovation

Today, we connect to a bigger world in many different forms. Taihan Fiberoptics will always be with you
from the beginning where connection allows us to meet new possibilities and make possibilities become reality.
Today, we connect to a bigger world in many different forms.
Taihan Fiberoptics will always be with you from the beginning
where connection allows us to meet new possibilities
and make possibilities become reality.

What We Do

Taihan Fiberoptics, a technology company that researches, develops and produces optical materials, develops original technology of optical materials that can be applied diversely and produces related products in its own factories.

Taihan Fiberoptics supports the easiest and fastest modern communication by developing and supplying optical fiber-based cables and related network products. And it is expanding its specialized fields as it develops its special optical field and ultrapure quartz applied products and commercializes the key materials of the fourth industrial revolution.

How We Do It
Continues to innovate with 5 principles for company management and customer satisfaction

Since 1984, Taihan Fiberoptics focused on innovating communications by developing optical material applied technology.
Taihan Fiberoptics continues to innovate with its long history of business operations in the optical communications field, continuous research and development, uncompromising quality, and flexible solutions and prompt response to customer needs.

Our History

Since October 1, 1974, when Taihan Fiberoptics supplied a new optical fiber-based communication infrastructure for Korea to connect to a bigger world,
it has been creating a history of optical communications development, going through a period of growth, expansion, and leap.
Taihan Fiberoptics is continuing to strive toward overcoming challenges and building innovations so that everyone can benefit from a connected world.
Since October 1, 1974, when Taihan Fiberoptics supplied a new optical fiber-based communication infrastructure for Korea to connect to a bigger world, it has been creating a history of optical communications development, going through a period of growth, expansion, and leap.
Taihan Fiberoptics is continuing to strive toward overcoming challenges and building innovations so that everyone can benefit from a connected world.

1937 ~ 1973Beginning
  • 1937
    Establishes Chosun Smelting Co., Ltd., the parent company
  • 1941
    Starts up as Chosun Electric Wire Co,, Ltd., the only domestic wire factory
  • 1953
    Starts up as Taihan Electric Wire Co., Ltd. and rebuilds a factory
  • 1955
    Establishes Taihan Electric Wire Co., Ltd. through President Seol Kyung-dong’s acquisition
  • 1961
    Produces the Korea’s first lead sheathed communication cable
  • 1964
    Acquires the KS Mark for wire and cable for the first time in Korea
  • 1966
    Succeeds in manufacturing the Korea’s first coaxial cable and aluminum wire
  • 1970
    Produces communication cables for military field operation for the first time in Korea
  • 1972
    Receives The 9th Export Day Presidential Commendation
  • 1973
    Awards a Bronze Tower of the Order of Industrial Service Merit
1974 ~ 1999Growth
  • 1974
    Acquires UL Mark for the first time in Korea (UL Cord and Wires)
    Acquires CSA certification for the first time in Korea
    Establishes Taihan Factory
  • 1977
    Builds a new OF cable plant
  • 1978
    Exports paper covered cables to Saudi Arabia (36 million dollars)
  • 1979
    Develops the Korea’s first optical fiber (MCVD)
    Installs the Korea’s first Gwnaghwamun-Central Telephone Office optical cable line
  • 1981
    Produces the Korea's first optical cable
    Produces the Korea’s first long wavelength low loss optical fiber
  • 1984
    Completes Anyang fiber optic cable plant
    Produces optical fiber of VAD method
  • 1985
    Acquires THHN and THWN UL certifications for the first time in Korea
    Produces optical ground wire (OPGW)
  • 1993
    Acquires ISO 9001, certification of quality of all cable and wire items by the International Organization for Standardization
    Acquires ISO 9001 certification of all watt-hour meter items
  • 1997
    Develops ribbon-type optical cable
  • 1998
    Integrates the technical research center and information communication research center, Establishes a comprehensive technology research center
    Develops non-zero dispersion shifted (NZDS) fiber
  • 1999
    Acquires KT (Korea Good Technology) Mark for zero water peak fiber
2000 ~ 2010Expansion
  • 2000
    Wins ultra-high-pressure underground cable turn-key base project of Malaysia (27 million dollars)
    Invests 50 billion won in optical cable business, Expands production capability into 2 million t.km
    Signs a 15-million-dollar contract of supply of 132kV XLPE extra-high-voltage cable to Iraq
    Establishes M-TEC, a local corporation in South Africa for the first time in the wire industry
  • 2001
    Spins off the fiber optics department of Taihan Electric Wire Co., Ltd. as ‘Taihan Fiberoptics’ (formerly Optomagic Co., Ltd)
  • 2002
    Completes a 5 million t.km state-of-the-art automated production plant of optical fiber, Optomagic
  • 2003
    Succeeds in pressurizing the Yeongseo-Yeongdeungpo 345kV XLPE extra-high-voltage cable underground transmission line for the first time in Korea
  • 2004
    Sings a memorandum of understanding at the signing ceremony for cooperation of the broadband convergence network (BcN) pilot project
    Develops integrated FTTH solution
  • 2005
    Develops long-distance fiber (G.655.C)
    Develops bend-insensitive optical fiber (G.657.A&B)
  • 2006
    Signs a contract of establishing a joint venture corporation, Sky Networks, in Mongolia
    Wins a national project of the Korea’s first overseas (Kuwaiti) FTTH network construction
  • 2009
    Develops the Korea’s first 400kV high voltage cable
  • 2010
    Succeeds mass production of ‘bend-insensitive optical fiber’
2011 ~ 2021Leap
  • 2011
    Develops the Korea’s first 500kV high voltage cable
  • 2012
    Changes the company name from Optomagic to Taihan Fiberoptcis
    Establishes Dangjin plant
  • 2013
    Develops the Korea’s first ultra low loss fiber (ANYWAVELL)
  • 2014
    Develops 200um optical fiber (ANYWAVE200)
    Develops total optical communication solution (wired-wireless)
    Establishes a USA corporation (TFO AMERICA INC)
  • 2016
    Establishes a Singapore branch
  • 2018
    Expands Ansan fiber optic plant
    Relocates cable factory (from Ansan to Yesan)
  • 2021
    Develops SPOTLITE ribbon optical fiber and cable
    Awards a Technology Innovation Award of the IR52 Jang Young-shil Award

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