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Chinese fibre optics company sets up shop in Vancouver

telecom | 05/01/2015 6:26 pm EDT

A subsidiary of a Chinese fibre-optics company said Friday it has established Vancouver as its North American headquarters. F-Pacific, a division of China Fiber Optic Network System Group Ltd., had already been manufacturing equipment meant for export to China in nearby Richmond, B.C., since last June. It has plans to open another manufacturing facility in Surrey, B.C., while the North American headquarters are in downtown Vancouver. F-Pacific said in a press release that it plans to "dramatically increase production," resulting in hundreds of new jobs for British Columbia's...