Actelis Networks to Showcase Ethernet Solutions That Will Accelerate Everything for Service Providers

FREMONT, Calif., October 25, 2010 - Actelis Networks®, the leading global supplier of Ethernet over copper solutions, will be showcasing its industry-leading Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) solutions at Broadband World Forum Europe (October 26-28, in Stand H6) and Light Reading’s Ethernet Expo Americas (November 2-3, in Stand 130). On display will be Actelis’ Ethernet access aggregation and customer premises equipment, along with the industry’s only ANSI T1.417 compliant EFM repeaters, which have innovative capabilities that allow them to meet spectral regulations in every market around the world. Continually recognized by industry analysts and customers as the best-in-class, Actelis’ product portfolio accelerates broadband deployments and network performance for DSLAM and mobile network backhaul applications, as well as advanced business-class solutions that include replacing outdated E1/T1 lines.

With more than three billion copper lines embedded throughout the world, coupled with a 34% compounded growth rate in IP-based traffic, services providers and enterprises are looking for pragmatic, economical solutions to best leverage the investment in their existing legacy networks to accelerate their ability to cost-effectively meet the growing bandwidth demand. Powered by its unique and patented EFMplus™ technology, Actelis’ EFM products can be quickly deployed to deliver unmatched symmetrical broadband rates, reach and reliability that accelerate a service provider’s ability to generate new revenue and lower operational expenses with minimal capital expenses, providing the quickest return on their investment.

Visitors to Actelis’ stands at Broadband World Forum Europe in Paris and Light Reading’s Ethernet Expo Americas in New York City will get a first look at Actelis’ XLR8®, the clearest articulation of reinforcing the company’s leadership position for accelerating broadband deployments, network performance and new revenue opportunities. XLR8 personifies Actelis’ rich history of technology innovation and reliability, along with its longtime leadership in helping service providers across Asia, Europe and the Americas accelerate ubiquitous delivery of advanced broadband services regardless of an end user’s location.

“XLR8 embodies the key message that only Actelis Networks has the right solutions, at the right time, to accelerate wide scale adoption, differentiation and success in a highly competitive marketplace,” said Eric Vallone, vice president of marketing at Actelis Networks. “Delivering advanced broadband services to hard-to-reach customers is still a major challenge for every service provider, and only Actelis can immediately accelerate broadband deployments without boundaries and future-proof their networks for tomorrow.”

The key elements of the new Actelis XLR8® mark include:

• XL (or excel): Actelis’ ongoing commitment to excel at technology excellence and advancements in the area of Ethernet solutions,
  driving definition and compliance with industry standards.
• R8 (or Rate): Reinforcing Actelis’ core message of delivering the greatest Rate, Reach and Reliability, dubbed The 3 R’s of EFM™
  by the company.
• 8: Also illustrates the infinite possibilities and infinite opportunities for Actelis, its customers and partners.

In a recent report, “Carrier Ethernet Equipment Biannual Worldwide and Regional Market Share, Size, and Forecasts,” Infonetics Research projected carrier Ethernet revenue will grow to $32.3B by 2014. The growth is driven by the move to IP NGN packet networks and explosive growth in traffic from consumer, business and mobile backhaul networks, with the steady infusion of applications that cannot function without reliable high bandwidth connectivity. For these applications, XLR8 symbolizes Actelis’ unique ability to help service providers accelerate everything they need to do today in order to meet the insatiable bandwidth demands placed on their networks.

“Operators still have a lot of copper connecting cell sites, businesses and remote DSLAMs, while traffic is growing past usual PDH limits, and the move to packet is making further TDM investments suspect. These market conditions certainly favor the carrier Ethernet technologies and products being developed by companies like Actelis,” said Michael Howard, co-founder and principal analyst at Infonetics Research. “EFM bonded copper products are helping service providers accelerate the delivery of more services with more revenue, key considerations especially in the current economic climate. Actelis positions XLR8 to take advantage of these market opportunities.”

With 11 consecutive years of growth, Actelis’ unmatched, award-winning Ethernet technologies, like EFMplus and new DRB (Dynamic Rate Boost), and a proven track record of deployments in more than 200 customer networks, uniquely position Actelis to help service providers accelerate the deployment of new advanced broadband services their customers depend on and expect.