Posted by: miniflex | July 9, 2009

Miniflex FTTx Solution gains RUS listing

Miniflex, the leading vendor of optical fibre protection, management and installation solutions, announced today that its FTTx Solution portfolio has been accepted for listing by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS). This means that qualifying rural US telephone companies can deploy Miniflex FTTx products using long-term, low-interest loans funded by the U.S. federal government. The loan program is designed to keep costs down, enabling customers in rural areas to have access to the same services as those offered by the larger regional and national carriers by supporting the extension of broadband networks into rural areas and to support distance learning and telemedicine initiatives.

Miniflex’s FTTx product portfolio is already being used and trialled by a number of independent Telco’s in the Midwest of the USA and their backing was important in achieving this listing said a company spokesman.

The Miniflex Fibre-to-the-Home installation system offers the only totally non-spliced FTTH connectivity solution for connecting the subscriber to the optical fibre network. Our FTTH solution set comprises our UL listed (UL 2024) DVC™ Microduct; pre-connectorised QuikPush™ drop cable which is pushed through the Microduct; WAM™ battery powered installation tool which is used to push the drop cable and SNAC™ network access terminal into which the QuikPush™ cable is connected. This deployment approach provides a “Plug ‘n’ Play” solution that requires lower skilled personnel and saves on equipment, time and money.

Miniflex’s FTTx Solution is designed to deliver service providers with an economic, fast and easy-to-deploy method for connecting subscribers and this is what our customers have bought into, said Miniflex Sales and marketing Director, Paul Ekpenyong.

As the demand for high speed data connection increases, more and more Telco’s, property developers, building owners and other service providers are turning to Miniflex for their subscriber connection.

For more information on the Miniflex FTTx Solution please contact: Paul Ekpenyong at p.ekpenyong@miniflex.co.uk or Scot Bohaychyk at scot@miniflexusa.com.

Additional information

The RUS listing can be found at: http://www.usda.gov/rus/telecom/materials/pdf_files/latest-changes-06-12-2009.pdf


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