Press Release

Emtelle, a leading provider of blown fibre and ducted network solutions for the FTTX industry, today launched its Emtelle HomeConnect solution – the revolutionary pre-connectorised cabling system that can be installed for internal and external use – allowing one solution to be used for both install scenarios and bringing significant time and cost savings to fibre operators.

Designed to provide a quick and easy one-stop-solution for internal/external drop cable installations, the small and flexible cable features a 3mm Low Fire Hazard (LFH) sheath for internal use which is covered by a slideable and adjustable 5mm PE sheath for external use. Emtelle HomeConnect is the only solution on the market to feature this slideable and adjustable sheath and allow for such a design.

The solution – which comes pre-terminated with an LC or SC connector at the house end – will reduce the specialist skills and tools required by operators deploying Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) connections, cutting the time and cost of installations.

“As bandwidth-hungry applications become common place in homes and businesses, consumers’ appetites for full fibre are growing, putting increasing pressure on operators for which fibre deployments can be expensive and time-consuming,” said Jamie McGee, Product Specialist at Emtelle. “This is exactly why we have developed Emtelle HomeConnect – to take away the complexity of fibre installations and ensure operators can get fibre as close as possible to the point of consumption easily and cost-effectively, using this all-in-one solution.”

Emtelle HomeConnect is available in lengths of 5m, 20m, 30m and 50m and in a variety of external colours. It is deployed at the internal Customer Connection Point (CCP) where the connectorized end (LC or SC connector) is simply plugged into, from which the polyethylene outer sheath is adjusted to expose enough LFH tube to route internally to the customer lead in point.

The product is then pushed through the lead in point to the outside of the building where the sheath changes over from LFH to polyethylene. The external customer lead in kit at the building completes the Emtelle HomeConnect solution with capping, cable guard, a wall plate or the customer connection enclosure (CCE) all protecting the cable through its transition from internal to external use. Finally, the lead to the external splice point where the customer is connected to the external fibre network.

“Emtelle HomeConnect is a state-of-the-art solution for the fibre industry. We noticed a gap in the market for an internal cable that can have the external sheath removed or adjusted quickly and easily and this led us to develop Emtelle HomeConnect,” added Colin Kirkpatrick, Solutions Director at Emtelle. “We are delighted to debut this one-of-a-kind solution to the industry and are confident it will enable more operators to commit to FTTH deployments.”

Emtelle will exhibit Emtelle HomeConnect, alongside its comprehensive portfolio of blown fibre, cabling and ducted solutions at Booth G14, at FTTH Conference 2019, in Amsterdam, from Wednesday March 13 to Thursday, March 14. FTTH Conference begins on Tuesday, March 12, with a Workshop Day.

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