FREMONT, Calif., April 14, 2008—Actelis Networks®, the leading provider of Carrier Ethernet over Copper™ solutions, today launched a new and expanded website and partners portal to meet the growing demands of service providers, private enterprises and resellers worldwide for solutions delivering effective deployment of Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM). This website, a vast resource of tools and information necessary to educate and support the needs of the carrier Ethernet market, features up-to-date content on Actelis’ portfolio of carrier Ethernet products, including the company’s latest editions: ML2300 Ethernet aggregation platform, Line Powered ML600 and EFM loop analyzer. With user-friendly navigation, the site shows how service providers can quickly deploy new revenue-generating carrier Ethernet services for E-Line and E-LAN, IP DSLAM backhaul, Metro Ethernet extension, Transparent LAN and Wireless backhaul—one of the fastest growing markets in the telecom space. Additionally, visitors will find Ethernet solutions for a number of vertical markets, including education, finance, government, health care, military, surveillance and transportation.
“A great majority of businesses remain unconnected to fiber and, subsequently, are unable to take full advantage of the broadband experience,” commented Chris Heinemann, director of marketing communications at Actelis. “Our objective with the new site is twofold: We want to educate, but also create a pragmatic shift in the way service providers and enterprises think in terms of how they’re going to deliver higher connectivity and emerging broadband services to customers they’ve been unable to reach. With such a significant focus on the new information provided on the site, our goal, ultimately, is to provide visitors with a positive experience that leads them to ‘Act Smart. Act Now. Actelis.’ ”
There are currently more than three billion copper telephone lines embedded throughout the world. By acting smart and acting now with Actelis, service providers and enterprises can cost-effectively and quickly provide up to 100Mbps of high-quality broadband Ethernet services to businesses and locations traditionally served by only copper. Actelis Networks’ award-winning EFMplus™ technology—built into every ML aggregation switch and intelligent Ethernet access device—empowers these existing copper networks, enabling service providers to extend carrier Ethernet to their customer base well beyond the reach of fiber-optic networks while keeping their network infrastructure expenditures to a minimum.
A major addition to the site is a new partners portal, where Actelis partners and resellers can login to a password-protected “My Actelis” and find valuable resources, tools and references to help them capture and win new and repeat business. Existing Actelis customers and other qualified visitors may also create accounts in “My Actelis” to gain access to valuable information not accessible to the general public.
“As Actelis continues to lead the global marketplace for carrier Ethernet over copper solutions, we believe that one of our most valuable assets continues to be our channel partners for global delivery,” said Marie Russell, vice president of channels for North America at Actelis. “The new partners portal is part of our ongoing endeavour to build and strengthen our partner and customer relationships.”