CONWAY, SC — 4Cable TV International, Inc. (OTCQB: CATV) (“4Cable” and/or the “Company”), a global manufacturer of outdoor equipment for cable and broadband transmission providers, is pleased to announce that several Major and Independent Cable Multi-System Operators (MSO’s) have commenced trials of the Company’s patent-pending RF2F technology. The trials are designed to demonstrate in commercial settings how RF2F can add subscribers by extending an RF cable network’s end of line service area at a significant lower cost than traditional methods.
“Cable and broadband companies are continually looking for innovative ways to grow their subscriber bases,” said Steven K. Richey, President of 4Cable. “Those customers who fall just outside their network reach are natural targets and in many cases are demanding access to their products and services, particularly those that deliver high speed Internet and increased bandwidth. Our RF2F units allow subscribers to be connected far beyond the 300-foot signal transmission barrier that exists with traditional cable drops, opening the door to new customers as far away as 10,000 feet from the RF cable plant.”
RF2F enables a cable system operator to extend service to end of line customers at approximately one-tenth of the cost of building pricey Hybrid Fiber Coaxial (HFC) plants. MSOs are typically looking for a maximum of two or three years on the return on investment (ROI) for these line extension projects. The ROI for many HFC projects is five years or more which means it is simply too expensive to add these subscribers, while the ROI using 4Cable’s RF2F units is as little as six months. Implementation of RF2F by one of the nation’s leading providers would be significant milestone for 4Cable and could lead to additional installations across the country.
4Cable is able to economically extend RF Cable networks’ end of line service areas by converting coaxial cable service back to fiber optic and thus allowing up to 10,000-foot drops, compared to existing 250-foot coaxial drops. Within the USA alone, there are approximately 5,000,000 line extension opportunities, each representing several homes or businesses. There is a significant growth opportunity for cable companies wanting to add subscribers to their systems, with each new subscriber valued at approximately $3600-$4500.
“Several companies have installed line extensions on a trial basis using our RF2F as a way to grow their subscriber bases,” said Gene Faulkner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at 4Cable. “Connecting a new customer, or group of customers, for under $1000 is extremely attractive in an era when some cable companies are spending Billions of dollars to acquire their competitors’ subscribers. For example, it could cost an MSO $60,000 to add five end of line connections using a traditional HFC system, while the cost of connecting them using our RF2F could be as low as $6,000. This represents a significant savings to cable operators and also has potential subscribers excited about the possibility of having services extended to them.”
About 4Cable (CATV)
4Cable TV International, Inc. is a global manufacturer of outdoor transmission equipment for the cable and broadband industry. The Company’s patent-pending innovations offer broadband, phone and digital/cable TV service providers with cost-effective solutions that maximize bandwidth, extend system penetration, and save energy. Since 2005, 4Cable has owned and operated manufacturing and research facilities in Conway, SC. 4Cable’s flagship product lines are the DSR No Diplexer Node, the RF2F Cable TV Network Extension System, and the PowerMiser™ amplifier. For more information on 4Cable (OTCQB: CATV) and its products visit the Company’s website at http://www.4Cable.tv
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