NetEvents European Press Summit Selects ML600 as Metro Product of the Year

NETEVENTS, GARMISH, GERMANY, February 24, 2006 - Actelis Networks®, the leading provider of Carrier Ethernet over Copper™ networking equipment, today announced that NetEvents has awarded the ML600 the highly esteemed Metro Product of the Year for 2006. The ML600 is the most recent addition to Actelis' portfolio of Carrier Ethernet solutions.

A natural evolution of the Actelis Carrier Ethernet over Copper product family, the ML600 combines Actelis' innovative EFMplus™ Ethernet in the First Mile copper transmission capabilities with Carrier Ethernet service delivery features. The converged platform enables carriers and operators world-wide to significantly expand the footprint of their Ethernet services reach by leveraging their existing copper infrastructure. Actelis EFMplus-based platforms are the only solutions in the market that deliver the performance, resiliency and simplicity that carriers need to give their customers consistent Ethernet services both copper and fiber media.

"The convergence of high performance Ethernet in the First mile transport with Carrier Ethernet switching gives service providers a profitable solution for extending the reach of Metro Ethernet services", said Steve Broadhead of Broadband Test Labs in Europe, and NetEvents Technology Leadership award selection committee member. "Actelis has developed a product that meets a real market need and will help accelerate the adoption of Ethernet services in public networks, which can only be good news".

"Actelis is extremely honored to receive such a heralded award from NetEvents," stated Yossi Saad, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at Actelis Networks. "This award clearly validates our continuing efforts to provide the marketplace with products that augment and expand carrier Ethernet metro networks, enabling full coverage of the customer base by using existing copper, while still maintaining the "fiber-experience" of reliability and ease of deployment for the service providers."

The ML600 EAD is a compact, cost-effective Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) platform, delivering up to 45 Mbps of symmetrical Ethernet services over up to 8 pairs of existing copper, and up to 400Mbps over fiber infrastructure. The ML600 EAD writer for hire can be deployed in a Point-to-Point configuration or as the CPE in a Point-to-Multi-Point configuration with Actelis' EFM switches. With its superior, fiber-quality performance, extensive functionality and low cost, the ML600 EAD platforms offer rapid service delivery and allow for complete utilization of the existing network infrastructure.

Actelis Carrier Ethernet over Copper products are available through Actelis' distribution network around the world and will be demonstrated at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, March 9 -15 (Hall 12, booth C24) and also at TelecomNEXT in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 21 – 22 (booth 625). Contact Actelis Networks at +1.510.545.1045 or at to schedule a private demonstration of Actelis portfolio of award winning products.

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