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m2fx partners with Hevek for FTTH deployments in Iraq

m2fx, the inventors and producers of the patented Miniflex pushable fibre cables, have partnered with Hevek Company, expanding distribution of its products into Iraq for the first time.

Established for more than 20 years, Hevek Company focuses on supplying the highest quality fibre-optic products to telecoms providers in Iraq, helping transform the country’s telecommunications network and expanding the economy through high-speed fibre networks, including fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) deployments.

Hevek Company will provide customers with m2fx’s full product range, including its tough yet flexible range of pushable fibre cables, lightweight aerial cables and microducts for FTTH networks. It chose to work with m2fx due to the high quality of its products, and their proven ability to lower the cost of installations by deskilling deployments while increasing reliability.

“There is nothing else on the market that compares to m2fx’s product range. It offers the lightest and most flexible aerial cable on the market, while its Miniflex design has no direct competitors, and uniquely provides our customers with a true outdoor/indoor fibre-optic cable that can be pushed up to 100m in microducts by hand,” said Mr. Fariborz Ardalan, managing director, Hevek Company. “With m2fx solutions now available in Iraq, data providers finally have the opportunity to quickly respond to customer demands without needing expensive installation equipment or highly trained engineers.”

Hevek Company has already supplied m2fx cables and microducts to Internet service provider Gorannet, which is deploying them as part of its FTTH rollout in Kurdistan.

“The telecoms market in Iraq is changing very quickly as the country rebuilds and upgrades infrastructure, harnessing the power of high-speed optical fibre to transform the economy,” said Simon Roberts, sales director, Middle East and Africa, m2fx. “Hevek Company is playing an integral role in sourcing leading fibre-optic solutions for the market.”

Developed to resist the toughest conditions, and withstand direct sun and long term temperatures of 80 degrees centigrade, the Miniflex range combines lightness, flexibility and robustness. The strength of Miniflex’s pre-tested products means they can be nailed directly to external and internal walls, without the need for additional ducting.

Thanks to m2fx’s patented QuikPush pushable technology, installation speed is dramatically increased as crews can simply push or pull fibre to its destination, without the need to use expensive blowing machines. This enables 60 per cent improvement in productivity, with more installations per day without impacting quality. By deskilling operations cheaper labour can be used, bringing down costs by up to 50 per cent in the Middle East, the company claims.

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