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ELCON breaks the bottleneck in fiber rollouts: "Fiber to the Anywhere"

Breakthrough “Fiber to Coax“ solution allows use of legacy in-house cable TV networks

(PresseBox) (Hartmannsdorf/Cologne, ) .
- Leading German supplier of intelligent networking solutions to present plug & play system for distributing fiber-based triple play services via legacy TV networks
- ELCON FTTx solution allows much faster, more cost-efficient and flexible fiber deployment by converting existing in-house coax into “megabit pipelines”
- ELCON managing director Werner Neubauer: “Anyone who runs a coax network can now tap into the full potential of fiber"

A game-changing innovation by German networking technologies specialist ELCON is to break the bottleneck in fiber-based broadband internet and triple play rollouts: At ANGA Cable, ELCON is to showcase a plug & play “Fiber to the Anywhere” solution that integrates fiber-based services with any existing in-house cable TV network. Even legacy coax-based distribution infrastructures can be easily converted into megabit data pipelines (“Fiber to Coax”), which dramatically cuts costs, hassle and complexity of fiber rollouts – which means a faster return on investment. Compared to standard DOCSIS solutions, the new ELCONnect® coax System is up to 60% more cost-efficient. For the first time, also small and medium-sized network operators, utilities, hospitals, schools, as well as the hotel and housing industries are able to tap into the full potential of fiber.

The ELCONnect® coax System consists of only two, extremely compact and flexible key components that allow seamless migration towards FTTx: the central gateway links the incoming fiber cable with the in-house cable TV infrastructure, the CPE front-end connects each home to cutting-edge multimedia services. No need for wiring up new in-house networks. All residents are able to enjoy advanced broadband services, including WLAN, IPTV and telephony by using their existing devices. Self-installation of TV sets, PCs, DECT or ISDN is child’s play and thus saves installation service costs. The ELCONnect® coax System also allows integration of existing TV headends, e.g. for satellite TV reception. ELCON supports all forms of fiber deployment up to fully-fledged fibre to the home – in short: “Fiber to the Anywhere”.

Werner Neubauer, managing director at ELCON commented: “This breakthrough innovation has the potential to significantly accelerate fiber rollouts in Europe. It is based on proven technologies and fully ready to deploy. ELCON allows network operators, utilities – simply anyone who runs a coax in-house infrastructure – to step up to the fiber future, with significantly lower investments and without messing up the house.”

In addition to the broadband solution for cable TV networks, ELCON presents a wide range of Customer Premises Equipment for FTTH deployments. The ELCONnect® fiber products are equipped with interfaces for WLAN, POTS, DECT, ISDN and CATV. They provide cutting-edge Ethernet switching performance and outstanding ease of installation. ELCON solutions support all kinds of fiber-based services: The housing industry and utilities are increasingly exploring fiber for media and telecommunication services, but also for smart metering and integration with smart energy grids.

Service: For interviews and background talks with ELCON’s executives please contact Susbauer PR: Ansgar Gerber, +49 40 3990 6357, a.gerber@susbauer.de or +49 172 515 2484 during the fair.

About ELCON Systemtechnik GmbH

ELCON is a leading supplier of innovative and well engineered telecommunication products and networking components, enabling the company’s customers in Europe to provide broadband access for business customers, launch broadband access in rural and undeveloped areas as well as optimize powering and energy consumption of telecommunication networks – for legacy and future services in Next Generation Networks: Over copper, fiber or cable TV infrastructure. ELCON systems, all made in Germany, meet local market and customer requirements through adaptations and network customisation. Founded in 1990 ELCON’s 180 employees serve customers through its offices in Frankfurt, Dresden, Paris, Wien and Hartmannsdorf. ELCON has a long experience in development projects with major telecommunication network providers and system vendors. ELCON manufactures certified products for 34 countries and has already shipped well over 9,000,000 CPEs.

Major European telecommunication network providers such as Deutsche Telekom, France Télécom, Telefonica, Telenor and Telekom Austria as well as system vendors and system integrators belong to ELCON’s domestic and international customers. ELCON operates its own Research & Development centre as well as a production and service site in Germany and plans to establish more service points close to its customers. www.elcon-system.com

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