Actelis Networks Joins the CalixCompatible Assurance Program

Actelis Networks Joins the CalixCompatible Assurance Program

Actelis and Calix to Work Together to Help Expand the Reach of Broadband Services to Both Businesses and Consumers

FREMONT, Calif., June 17, 2004 - Actelis Networks®, a leading supplier of solutions that enable profitable, carrier-grade broadband services over local-loop copper, today announced that it has joined the CalixCompatible Assurance Program as a long reach Broadband-over-Copper solutions provider. Actelis and Calix have agreed to work together to help expand the availability of broadband services to both businesses and consumers.

The goal of the CalixCompatible Assurance program is for partners to work together to provide service providers with the necessary solutions to enable them to deliver broadband services to both businesses and consumers throughout the world. Participants in the CalixCompatible program provide a broad range of solution elements enabling the delivery of advanced voice, data, and video services.

"Actelis' Broadband-over-Copper solutions provide a key element to the mass deployment of broadband services to both businesses and consumers," said Rick Johnston, vice president of business development, Calix. "Actelis offers a high performance broadband solution over bonded copper pairs which enables service providers to provide high-quality, high-bandwidth services utilizing the existing copper infrastructure. We are looking forward to working with Actelis to enable the proliferation of broadband services."

"The new CalixCompatible program is a great step in facilitating the mass deployment of broadband services," said Adi Nativ, director of business development, Actelis Networks. "The CalixCompatible program provides a comprehensive set of solutions for service providers who are looking to generate new revenue streams, without greatly increasing their CAPEX and OPEX. We are looking forward to a long and successful relationship with Calix."

Available in point-to-point or point-to-multipoint configurations, Actelis' platforms allow service providers to deliver high-quality, high-bandwidth broadband services to customers or locations over the existing copper plant. Actelis' platforms can deliver a variety of services including Ethernet, TDM and ATM. They are also designed to comply with industry standards including with the emerging IEEE 802.3ah Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) standard, thereby allowing them to be quickly and seamlessly integrated into service provider networks. Additionally, MetaLIGHT platforms are powered with Actelis' patent-pending MetaLOOP(r) technology, which includes features such as cross talk cancellation (CTC), cross-talk management (CTM) and cut-line protection, among others. This technology allows Actelis' platforms to provide far better rate, reach and reliability than other Broadband-over-Copper solutions. With the ability to provide high-quality bandwidth to distances beyond 18,000 feet/5.5km, Actelis' platforms are ideal to support a wide range of broadband applications including transparent LAN services, LAN interconnection, voice and video over IP. They are also well suited to backhaul bandwidth to DSLAMs/NGDLCs, WiFi and cellular base stations.

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