Valdor Splitters Installed in Telecom Networks
March 9, 2015 – Vancouver, B.C.Valdor Technology International Inc. (“Valdor”) (TSX: VTI-V) (OTC: VTIFF) (Frankfurt: VZAA) is pleased to report that the fifth legacy Canadian telecom has now acquired a Valdor 1:32 harsh environment splitter. Each of these five telecoms has acquired one or more of the splitters for examination in their labs and/or environmental chambers or for installation into their fibre networks. These telecoms, in combination, provide hardwired telephone service to more than 90% of the Canadian population. The Valdor splitters are specifically designed for the North American fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) and fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) markets.
The most recent “Canadian Census” reports there are 12,437,500 households in Canada. The most recent “Industry Canada SME Research and Statistics” reports there are 1,107,540 employer businesses in Canada. This is a total of about 13,500,000 sites throughout Canada to connect FTTx. A total of 423,000 1:32 splitters would be required to accommodate this market. If these splitters were to be installed over a ten year period at a (budget) price of $1,000 each, the Canadian annual market would be $42,300,000 for 42,300 splitters. According to the “Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission”, effective 2013, Canadian market penetration of FTTP was 2.9% and FTTC was 23.5%. As end-users demand higher speeds in FTTx, the telecom with the highest quality network will gain the most market share.
Mr. Ron Boyce, Executive VP Sales & Marketing, states: “We designed our 1:32 harsh environment splitters to be rated for temperatures of -55°C; before they leave the factory, we test and document every module from -65°C to +110°C. We know of no other splitter that is rated for better than -40°C and many rated at -40°C begin to fail before they reach that temperature. It is our intention to provide much needed support for the roll-out of FTTx in locales that are subject to harsh, and especially extreme cold, environments. The only region of Canada not subject to cold winters is the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.”