United Technologists Europe Limited (UTEL)

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UTEL shrinks copper testing equipment to fit older cabinets

Engineering firm UTEL has redesigned its last-mile copper testing technology to enable operators to retrospectively fit it to existing fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) installations.

UTEL’s Test Access Switch Matrix (TASM) equipment allows operators to recognise and repair line faults more quickly, by providing detailed information on what and where the problem is, enabling engineers to be dispatched straight to the affected part of the network.

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