Actelis signs partnership with telecommunications equipment distributor, Walker and Associates

FREMONT, Calif., April 14, 2003 - Actelis Networks®, a leading supplier of solutions that enable profitable carrier-grade broadband services over local loop copper, today announced the implementation of its global channel partner program. This flagship program allows service providers and other customers to choose from a variety of established channels to obtain Actelis Networks copper-based, broadband solutions. The entire Actelis Networks product line, including the award-winning MetaLIGHT® product family, is available through this newly formed channel on a worldwide basis.

"Actelis developed this partner program to address the high interest for our MetaLIGHT solutions from both carriers and enterprises worldwide," said Thomas Reynolds, senior vice president of worldwide sales and customer support, Actelis Networks. "The goal of this program is to form a broad partner community worldwide that promotes and enables the effective deployment of Actelis' MetaLIGHT copper-based broadband solutions. Actelis is selecting partners who have a strong reputation for providing best-in-class sales and support services."

Actelis Networks also announced its first channel partner, Walker and Associates. An East Coast based distributor of telecommunications products, Walker and Associates will add the Actelis Networks award-winning MetaLIGHT product family to its wide range of communications products and will market them to its thousands of existing customers.

"The MetaLIGHT solution comes at exactly the right time for the market," said David Menzel, vice president of marketing, Walker and Associates. "Service providers are searching for ways to increase revenues while keeping CAPEX to a minimum. Actelis' MetaLIGHT solution helps service providers extend their broadband network by allowing them to offer fiber-quality broadband services to customers over the existing copper infrastructure. Because there is no other solution on the market that provides true fiber performance and quality over existing copper for business customers, we expect MetaLIGHT will be enthusiastically received by our customers."

Actelis channel partners receive sales training and support, access to its partner web site and marketing/sales tools, and leads from Actelis Networks outbound marketing activities.

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