Actelis Networks Named to Pulver 100 List of Private Companies to Watch

Actelis recognized as a private company in the communications sector that has substantial real-world deployments and enjoys significant growth rates


FREMONT, Calif., September 22, 2003 - Actelis Networks&reg, a leading supplier of solutions that enable profitable, carrier-grade, broadband services over local loop and private copper, today announced its selection by pulver.com as one of Pulver's 100 private companies to watch. The Pulver 100 list represents private companies in the communications sector that have substantial real-world deployments and enjoy significant growth rates.


"Actelis Networks selection as one of Pulver's 100 private companies to watch highlights the momentum we have made with real-world deployments in both the service provider and large enterprise communities," said Thomas Reynolds, sr. vice president sales, marketing and customer support, Actelis Networks. "We're increasing revenue each month, the sales funnel is continuing to grow, we've recorded many repeat customers and have field trials in PTT labs around the world. Our customers have found that our standards-compliant solutions are the best copper-based transport products available, enabling them to deliver fiber quality TDM, ATM and Ethernet services to their customers in a matter of hours. This allows them to install systems and bring up services quickly, immediately gain revenue and maximize return on investment with minimal risk, while integrating into existing network edge technologies."


"Actelis is the only company to introduce and ship a wide spectrum of products based on a technology that produces the broadband performance over existing copper that users need while being easy for service providers to integrate into their networks, " Michael Kennedy, co-founder and managing partner of Network Strategy Partners. "Actelis' practical solutions help service providers address both small and medium sized businesses that need high performance broadband solutions, but are only connected by copper. With a wide portfolio of products, Actelis continues to succeed and gain new customers in the broadband-over-copper market."


Based on Actelis' patented MetaLOOP technology, Actelis' MetaLIGHT&reg solutions provide high-speed, fiber-quality, broadband services over the existing copper plant. MetaLIGHT systems are designed to complement a service provider's fiber network by allowing them to use their existing copper plant to offer fiber-quality broadband services to business customers who only have access to copper. MetaLIGHT systems are simple to deploy without the need for loop pre-qualification. They provide far superior rate, reach and reliability compared to other products on the market and they allow service provides to maximize the available revenue from customers throughout the Carrier Serving Area (CSA) and beyond.


The Pulver 100 list includes companies that represent the future of the communications ecosystem. The value chain characterized by the companies on the list differs substantially from the vertically integrated telecom model of the last century. The companies prospering in the new environment have followed the computer and networking industry model with open interfaces, connectivity decoupled from services, and software decoupled from hardware.