Preform and PLP have joined forces since 2016 in the telecommunications and energy market. With their own factory and distribution center in the Pilar area, they have faced an initiative aimed at ISPs seeking to expand their FTTH networks. Gabriel Salomone, in charge of developing the Works division in Preform, talked in the auditorium of NPlay Southern Cone 2021, last week, about his workhorse. It is the OFAM (Self-Sustainable and Modular Fiber Optic Work) solution, which facilitates the initial installation of FTTH and allows expanding with a low initial investment and an immediate commercial process that helps accelerate the recovery of investment times.
"The investment is low to moderate, but it does not prevent this solution from having great coverage power and a good geographical range that increases in line with demand," said Salomone.
Deployment via OFAM is "scalable and simple and does not require specialized labor or sophisticated instruments, aspects that many small operators do not have," he added.
The idea is basically to go back “to old telephone lines, we came from there. We have developed primary and secondary works,” indicated Salomone. In the primary, which is a low-capacity fiber deployment –from a 12-fiber cable, a high-impact FTTH can be deployed- with a distance that can go from 600 to 800 meters; it can be offered directly subscribers. Within this primary work, the base is established to carry out the secondary work, which are the extensions according to the demands at any point in the area where one determines to advance.
“Here the PEC begins to act, which is the strategic point of connection and growth, which is installed in the primary work and it is from where the extensions start, in total 8 boxes of 8 subscribers each, from the PEC ”, he indicated.
Despite last year's traffic restrictions, Preform was able to meet the high demand by shipping expansion kits with their own labor from each ISP.