About Approved Technology

Optical Network Connectivity Solutions

For over a decade, Approved Technology has been a leading distributor of optical network connectivity solutions. Our “small enough to care, but big enough to deliver” ethos and robust yet flexible infrastructure enables us to respond quickly to the individual needs of our clients.

We are a partner led organisation committed to the success of our resellers, with painless transacting and opportunities for profitability that are above the industry average.

Whether it be configuration, quotation, order processing or post sales, clients can expect to engage with a professional, knowledgeable, proactive member of our team.

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To complement our core product set, we offer a range of synergistic products, supported by the same level of inhouse expertise and technical knowledge as our core range. Network equipment, including Network Interface Cards, Media Converters, Patch Panels, Attenuators and Memory upgrades for servers and routers.

Our Mission

To continue to service the individual needs of our clients through flexibility, efficiency and exemplary customer service.

To remain faithful to our partner led ethos constantly striving for painless transacting and mutual profitability.

To preserve our reputation as a great company to do business with by never losing sight of our "small enough to care but big enough to deliver" structure.

We Are Global

We trade with clients both domestically and internationally in £GBP, $USD and €EURO

We ship from our UK warehouse and our stock holding is such that we can usually ship the same day.

We use a network of reliable international couriers and track every order until it has been delivered.

“When our clients come to us, they get an incredibly unique hands-on experience where we provide support throughout the sales process. By working together towards a common goal, sharing our knowledge, and collaborating effectively, we consistently deliver the same outstanding level of service we have always been recognised for.”
Karl Broderick - Managing Director, Approved Technology

Compliance Matters

Our portfolio of products adhere strictly to all industry standards, protocols and legal requirements.

Multi Source Agreement (MSA) standard coding practices
MSA is a multi-vendor specification that defines form factors and interfaces of an optical transceiver. Manufacturers adhere to MSAs to ensure interoperability and interchangeability between interface modules.

With a compatibility guarantee and lifetime warranty on all our optical transceivers, DACs and AOCs you can be sure we only sell products that have been tested to meet or exceed the OEM specification in full compliance with all Multi Source Agreement (MSA) standard coding practices.

Each device is coded inhouse with appropriate firmware and is uniquely serialised for asset tracking. We update appropriate fields on the EEPROM based on the form factor, speed, reach, wavelength, vendor name and part number.

Our custom coding service follows the same protocols. Whether you require a compatible alternative to a specific OEM part number or a fully customised solution you can be confident we can deliver.

Certificate of Conformity (CE)
Our products comply with European health, safety, and environmental protection standards. The CE logo is displayed on all our products.  

Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS)
Limits the use of hazardous substances in electronic equipment in European Union markets. The RoHS logo is displayed on all our products.  

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Limits the radio frequency emitted from an electrical product. The FCC logo is displayed on all our products.


Compatible optical transceivers for over 100 vendors. One of the most comprehensive ranges in the industry.

Channel Support

We offer our reseller partners a package services to support business growth and profitability all arranged by your dedicated experienced account manager.

Custom Solutions

Flexible customisation options to meet our clients requirements including custom coding, branding, labelling, serialisation, even special build.


We invest in a confident, capable, diligent team who share our client focused values, and are passionate about our mutual success.


Every client engagement is approached with integrity by a knowledgeable, professional, courteous member of our team regardless of the enquiry.

Skills & Expertise

With a collective 75+ years plus experience in the industry there is little we don’t know or can’t find out.

Get In Touch
Whatever your enquiry you can be sure ensure we are on hand to respond promptly with flexible ways to contact us.