Background was formed in 2013 to provide gbics brand of high quality compatible optical transceivers direct to the end user. Originally setup as an e-commerce business the company now manages 90% of it's client base through a team of experienced Account Managers and Account Directors specialising in various technologies and vertical markets.
gbics Connect
gbics Connect was launched in 2019 to share our skill set and knowledge and support our customers integrating compatible transceiver technology into their multi-vendor environments. Our experience of the compatible transceiver industry coupled with our background in network hardware distribution and value-added resale, means we can offer a unique service to our customers enabling them to engage with multiple OEMs and realise the financial benefits of integrating gbics products into their networks.
gbics and the Public Sector
Preferred supplier of optical transceivers to:

- 33 Universities
- Over 150 Colleges and Schools
- Research Councils
- Local Authorities

Our extensive public sector experience, ability to engage multiple vendors for support and supply and understanding of all operational and regulatory requirements means we are confidently equipped to support any network or data centre project, providing a bespoke service tailored to best suit your organisation.

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Multi-Vendor Optical Communications for the Jisc Network Equipment framework

gbics has been chosen as the preferred supplier for fibre optic transceivers for the Jisc Network Equipment framework. As independent compatible optical transceiver specialists, we are here not only to significantly reduce your costs, but to support and advise directly from project inception through proof of concept, BoM, procurement, installation and support.

Fibre Optical Transceivers SFP, SFP+, SFP28, QSFP+, QSFP28 and DAC/AOC

gbics provides our own brand of compatible optical transceivers capable of speeds ranging from 1Gbp/s to 400Gbp/s. All transceivers are manufactured to MSA standards and are compatible with over 100 network hardware vendors including Arista, Ciena, Cisco, Extreme, HPE, Juniper and Palo Alto. Class 1 laser products tested in the UK in UKAS accredited laboratories to meet the required European safety directives. ROHS certified and CE marked.

Why choose gbics

  • 1G, 10G, 25G, 40G, 100G& 200Gtransceivers, DAC/AOC In UK Stock.
  • Full MPO/MTP and Fibre cable in UK Stock.
  • Expert advice to ensure 100% compatibility & performance.
  • Vendor warranties and support contracts unaffected.
  • Cost savings of 65% - 95% versus the equivalent vendor branded product.
  • Lifetime advance replacement warranty.
  • Industry leading lab facility for Testing, R&D and Proof of Concept.
  • In-house bespoke coding for Direct Attach and Active Optical cables.
  • Seamless interoperability with OEM network equipment.
  • In house technical experts, logistical engineers and experienced sales staff.
  • ISO 9001 certified by the British Assessment Bureau.
  • Finance and Credit facilities.

Working with gbics

Our team of experts have in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience to help with any network or data centre project, large or small. Use our specialist consultancy service and talk to one of our Account Directors about the significant advantages of using gbics compatible optical transceivers and our Multi-Vendor Services.

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