Actelis Networks Introduces ML698E:
A New Advanced Hybrid Fiber-Copper Mini-Aggregation Platform.

Aug. 2021, Fremont CA - Actelis Networks, the market leader in cyber-hardened, hybrid fiber-copper networking solutions for wide-area IoT applications, announces the launch of its latest addition to its well-known ML600E series. The ML698E, equipped with Actelis’ unique technology, allows our customers – Telco, utility, cities, government, military, and rail, to simplify their migration to higher bandwidth connectivity, immediately supporting new emerging applications and services based on their current network with fiber-like reliability and service availability.

The ML698E is an extremely compact, hybrid 10-port unit that can aggregate up to four customer links, creating an effective bridge between the fiber and the existing copper network. ML698E offers Gigabit connectivity over two fiber SFP ports and four electrical RJ45 ports, on top of eight twisted copper pairs. Up to 120 Mbps can be supported over the bonded copper.

ML698E is part of Actelis’ ML600E product line, offering powerful platforms integrating advanced traffic management capabilities along with Actelis’ core patented technologies, EFMplus, Symmetrical Vectoring as well as Dynamic Spectral Shaping. These capabilities allow operators to effectively prioritize transmission of various traffic streams sharing the same transmission pipe, while optimizing the bandwidth, extending coverage, reliability, and service availability over their growing hybrid fiber-copper networks.

The ML698E is built for harsh environments allowing for flexible installation in any location, indoor or outdoor. Its compact size – half 19” rack, 1RU high – enables easy deployment even in highly constrained locations, as well stacking of multiple units as demand grows. ML690Ex can be used in various topologies including Fiber, bonded copper, or mixed rings, ‘Drop and Continue’ as well as in ‘point-to-point’ and ‘point to multipoint. The same unit can be used as CO or CPE/Remote unit.

ML698E is a smaller version of its big brother ML6916E, supporting up to 200Mbps per bonded copper link (HSL). ML690Ex’s product line includes also the ML6916ES/ML698ES which offer advanced synchronization capabilities, and ML6916EN which supports up to 16 links over copper.

ML698E is remotely managed via Actelis’ MetaASSIST View application and MetaASSIST EMS platform. It offers a high level of troubleshooting, automation, and network visibility for effective OAM from a network control center.