Kabel-X breaths life into coax

November 2008
CED;Nov2008, Vol. 34 Issue 11, p34
Trade Publication
The article reports on the decision of American cable operators to trail a cable-extraction technology from Kabel-X USA. It states that the technology allows operators to remove older coaxial cable and replace it with new fiber optic cable. The company's Executive Vice President Darin Clause claims that its technology removes line access costs and hassles by leveraging the most efficient and minimally disruptive cable conversion process on the market.


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