HICKORY,CommScope, one of the world’s largest fiber-optic manufacturers, reported a loss of $67.2 million for 2002 compared to a $27.9 million profit a year earlier.

CommScope (NYSE: CTV), citing the depressed telecommunications market, said it losses of $3.5 million in the fourth quarter on sales of $135 million.

For the year, CommScope had sales of $598.5 million, down from $738.5 million a year earlier.

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