Bayantel Deploys Actelis’ Carrier Ethernet Over Copper
Solutions To Extend The Reach Of Broadband Services
In The Philippines

Actelis Patented EFMplus Technology Enables BayanTel to Offer High Performance Ethernet Services to Meet the Growing Demand by Business and Residential Customers

NETEVENTS, HONG KONG, December 1, 2006 - Actelis Networks®, the leading provider of Carrier Ethernet over Copper™ solutions, today announced that BayanTel, a leading provider of voice, Internet and data communication services in the Philippines, has successfully introduced Actelis' innovative EFMplus™ technology in Manila. The deployment is the first phase in a program to boost local access speeds for businesses and residential subscribers across the Philippines.

Leveraging existing copper lines, Actelis' patented EFMplus technology enables BayanTel to extend the reach of their Ethernet services beyond their fiber network to more businesses with fiber-like speeds and resiliency.

"Actelis' advanced EFMplus technology-based solutions seamlessly integrate with our fiber-optic network equipment, enabling us to deliver reliable, high-quality broadband services to our customers," said Mr. Ronald G. Brusola, Assistant Vice President and Head Engineering Department Network Group at BayanTel. "The company's DSLAM backhaul solution also empowers us to extend our reach and provide the same high bandwidth broadband services to remote subscribers that subscribers living closer to the urban centers enjoy."

Actelis' solutions enable BayanTel to seamlessly extend the reach of their services beyond the fiber network, making their services available to the majority of potential customers in the Philippines. The company plans to dramatically expand the reach of its services by deploying Actelis' Carrier Ethernet over Copper equipment, which supports a variety of applications including high bandwidth Ethernet services for business consumers. BayanTel has also significantly upgraded the bandwidth between their fiber optic core network and remotely located DSLAM cabinets that support sub-urban residential subscribers.

"We are pleased to be selected by BayanTel and are committed to supporting the company's progressive expansion with high-quality solutions that deliver carrier-class, fiber-like resiliency and performance to customers and end-users in both residential and business markets," said Mehmet Balos, President of America's and Chief Marketing Officer of Actelis Networks. "Actelis Networks' Carrier Ethernet over Copper solutions significantly expands the range and reach of Ethernet services by leveraging existing copper infrastructure to extend high-speed Ethernet networks at considerable cost savings."

Actelis serves a widespread customer base with field deployments in 25 countries on nearly every continent. The company recently announced a series of significant customer projects around the world including the COLT and Easynet deployments in Europe. The BayanTel project again speaks to the global leadership role in accelerating the adoption of Carrier Ethernet over Copper by demonstrating the Asian Pacific region's potential as an area of strategic growth.

About BayanTel

Bayan Telecommunications Inc. is one of the leading telecommunications companies for voice, Internet and data in the Philippines. A facilities-based, data services and wireless fixed-line telecommunications provider, BayanTel offers an extensive breadth of traditional links and cuttingedge data and voice applications. It serves not only residential markets but also to the more demanding requirements of large, medium and small enterprise business customers.
BayanTel has an extensive fiber optic network, hosting one of the largest Internet backbones in the Philippines, designed and built to provide world class reliability and quality, guaranteed by the round-the-clock support of engineers monitoring the network from the most advanced Network Operations Center in the Philippines today. For more information please visit: http://www.bayantel.com.ph.