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 a top-five Cable Multi-System Operator (“MSO”) has successfully concluded lab and field trials of the Company’s patent-pending RF2F technology. The results of the lab and field trials clear the way for the purchase and deployment of RF2F to the MSO’s cable systems across the country. The trials were conducted over a six-month period and demonstrated in field settings the successful commercial application of RF2F to extend the cable operator’s network coverage.
“The successful completion of the lab and field trials means 4Cable has now been approved to begin selling RF2F Fiber Drops to the MSO’s cable systems throughout the country,” said Steven K. Richey, President of 4Cable. “With this approval by the MSO our sales team now has the green light to begin approaching this operator’s individual systems and assisting them in the deployment of RF2F. RF2F represents a unique opportunity for an MSO to bring on new subscribers outside their network service areas by extending lines beyond the current 300-foot barrier with a solution that converts RF signals to fiber and allows up to 10,000-foot line extensions to previously unserviced customers.”
RF2F will also enable a cable system operator to extend service to its end of line customers at approximately one-tenth of the cost of 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 more than five years 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.
“This represents a major milestone for our RF2F product line,” said Gene Faulkner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at 4Cable. “RF2F is now an approved solution for this top-five MSO to connect new customers, or group of customers, for under $1000 per customer. The race is on for MSOs to continually add new customers with each new subscriber valued at approximately $3600-$5000 each. We have several other trials underway with other MSOs and independent cable operators, and expect the success of this lengthy and extensive trial by a top-five MSO to be of interest 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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