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About Us


The GBICS.com store provides businesses and organisations with a real alternative to vendor branded optical transceivers by providing compatible products with equivalent or superior quality, but with a list price that makes sense.

Our research and rigorous testing in UKAS accredited laboratories to certify our products to the same, if not higher European Regulations as those bought direct from the network hardware manufacturers, make our products a real alternative to vendor branded optics.

With these products certified and in stock, we are helping our customers including, but not restricted to schools, universities, city councils, SMEs and FTSE100 listed companies in the UK and across Europe achieve significant savings on their network costs, particularly as many networks make the transition to higher data speeds.


Gigabit Interface Converter (GBIC) is a specification for hot-pluggable transceivers, commonly used with Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel technologies. Variations of the GBIC specification include SFP, SFP+, QSFP, QSFP28, X2, XFP and XENPAK offering different form factors and electrical interfaces.

The GBIC transceiver and its variants are not standardized by any official standards body, but specified by a multi-source agreement (MSA) between competing manufacturers. However, some networking equipment manufacturers engage in vendor lock-in practices whereby they deliberately break compatibility with “generic” GBICs by adding a check in the device firmware that will only enable the vendors own modules.

We provide our customers with the best available product based on cost and quality by offering vendor compatible GBICs at a fraction of the official RRP whilst ensuring that our GBICs are certified to the same International Compliance Regulations and Health and Safety Legislation by having them tested and certified in the UK by UKAS accredited laboratories.


At GBICS.com, our focus has always been on saving our customer’s money and offering a world-class service, without compromising on product quality.

We understand how important your network is, which is why we provide peace of mind with an Advanced Replacement Warranty on all Optical Transceivers meaning that your purchase is supported by a next day replacement service.

For your convenience, we offer a 30 day satisfaction guarantee allowing you to use our products in your network or test environment with the option to return them for a full refund for up to 30 days.

Should you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call us and a knowledgeable member of the sales team will talk you though them.


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