Mark-E Selects Actelis Networks MetaLIGHT 100E Solution to Deliver High-Speed Ethernet Throughout Their Enterprise

German Utility Company, Mark-E, Deploys the Actelis MetaLIGHT 100E Solution to Provide Broadband Connectivity to Multiple Sites Throughout Their Enterprise


FREMONT, Calif., March 18, 2004 - Actelis Networks&reg, a leading supplier of solutions that enable carrier-grade, broadband services over local loop copper, today announced that its MetaLIGHT® 100E broadband-over-copper solution has been deployed by Mark-E, a major German utility organization. The solution was sold, and will be serviced, by Actelis' German partner, Quante Networks, a full service telecommunications equipment and services provider based in Hanover, Germany.


Mark-E is a regional utility company, servicing multiple corporate sites throughout their service area, all of which require high-speed, broadband to allow transporting of high-quality voice and video over the network. Before selecting Actelis, Mark-E examined multiple broadband solutions including fiber optics. Although fiber would have provided the performance they needed, it was rejected because of the high economic impact and logistical challenges of deploying a fiber network. They chose the MetaLIGHT 100E solution because it could be deployed immediately with very low capital expenditures by utilizing their existing copper infrastructure. In addition to its low deployment costs, it provided the high-quality bandwidth they needed and could be easily scaled beyond 60 Mbps.


"Actelis' MetaLIGHT 100E platform enabled us to quickly and easily deploy high-bandwidth Ethernet services to a number of our sites in a very economical way. The solution also allowed us to tailor those broadband services to meet the specific needs of each of our sites," said Stefan Blöink, team leader communication technology of Mark-E. "The fact that we were able to so quickly and easily use our private existing copper plant to provide needed services to our diverse and widely scattered enterprise made it a clear choice for us."


"When we approached Mark-E about helping them deploy broadband services to all their customer sites, we knew Actelis would provide the no-compromise solution they were seeking," said Christoph Barckmann, marketing manager of Quante Netzwerke GmbH. "Actelis' MetaLIGHT solution provides the greatest rate, reach and reliability compared to any other broadband-over-copper solution. It's ideal for any enterprise that needs a fast, economical deployment of broadband services and has access to copper plant. It's also the best choice for organizations that have a fiber network, but need to deploy broadband services to users outside of that network who can only be accessed by copper."


Based on Actelis' patented MetaLOOP&reg technology, Actelis' MetaLIGHT 100E platform provides high-speed, high-quality, broadband services over the existing copper plant. The MetaLIGHT 100E platform is designed to complement a fiber network by allowing users' to leverage their existing copper plant to extend fiber-quality broadband services to customers and/or locations that are outside of the fiber network and are only served by copper. The MetaLIGHT 100E is simple to deploy without the need for loop pre-qualification. It provides far superior rate, reach and reliability compared to other products on the market.