Cable Technology Feature Article
4Cable TV International's RF2F Technology Goes under Trial by Several Cable MSO's
By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor
4Cable TV was looking forward to connecting its RF2F technology to operators across the country and throughout the world and this is soon going to be reality because several independent cable multi-system operators (MSO's) have begun trials of the company's patent-pending technology.
The company's unique, new and proprietary, patent-pending RF2F technology allows Cable TV providers to acquire new customers in remote areas at a much lower cost than traditional methods. 4Cable TV is able to economically extend RF Cable TV networks' end of line service areas by converting coaxial cable service back to fiber optic and thus allowing up to 10,000 foot drops, as compared to the now allowable 250 foot coaxial drops.
"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.”
Richey said that the cRF2F units allow subscribers to be connected far outside 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.
The company officials said that there are roughly 5,000,000 line extension openings in the USA alone, making way for 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.”
Since 2005, 4Cable has owned and operated manufacturing and research facilities in Conway, SC.
Edited by Cassandra Tucker