Growth of Fibre to the Home across Asia presents new challenges, says MD
SUFFOLK, United Kingdom, 27 May, 2015 Fast solutions to network faults are urgently required due to the rising number of Fibre to the Home subscribers across the APAC region, Frank Kaufhold, Managing Director of leading research and development company UTEL has warned ahead of CommunicAsia.
A centralised testing system is required to eliminate these problems, Kaufhold continued, with UTEL being the only company that has developed such a system.
“Using UTEL’s Fast Light technology, FTTH subscribers can be ready to respond to and fix faults on the network, which is vital in order to maintain a consistent connection and ensure a rapid response to call-outs.”
UTEL’s Fast Light is used as the basis for a centralised G-PON fibre management system – the only technology in the world available today that is able to reliably detect ONT reflections through 128 split PONs without expensive wavelength dependent reflectors.
Consistency and speed of response are not the only benefits to come from a centralised testing system, continued Kaufhold: “OPEX can be reduced at the same time through use of a centralised testing system.”
Another major gain for operators, said Kaufhold, is that each time a network is modified in any way a new reference can be generated ensuring that records are up to date and field staff are always directed to the exact location of any issue found – an issue particularly relevant in the APAC market due to the rapid growth of its fibre networks.
A range of products for FTTH deployment will be available to view at Stand BQ3-06, Great Britain Pavilion, Hall F, Basement 2 at this year’s CommunicAsia, which will take place in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from 2 – 5 June.
United Technologists Europe Limited (UTEL) is a founder owned UK limited company, incorporated in 1993 by two R&D engineers Frank Kaufhold and Paul Grafton. Their ambitions were simple if idealistic: – They wanted to build a commercially successful R&D focussed company without compromising their own ethical and environmental values and create an unconstrained working environment that would maximise innovative productivity.
Today UTEL has more than 50 employees in the UK, France and China with the majority directly focussed on R&D and a turnover of 20 million Euros. All manufacturing and installation of UTEL’s solutions is carried out by European subcontractors under the company’s direct control. Unusually, this commercial success has been achieved purely through organic growth and internal reinvestment without outside financial support.
UTEL’s key markets are Copper and Fibre Test Access Switches and testing solutions. The company’s strength is its ability to innovate and create optimal solutions at lightning speed. UTEL’s area of expertise covers a wide range of disciplines including analogue and digital electronics, mathematics, software, mechanical and production engineering and has recently been extended to cover civil engineering to enable the costs to be taken out of FTTC deployment.