Broadview Networks Delivers OfficeSuite and New ZOOM Service Using EFM Solutions From Actelis Networks

Broadview Networks Delivers OfficeSuite and New ZOOM Service Using EFM Solutions From Actelis Networks

FREMONT, Calif., March 17, 2010 - Actelis Networks®today announced that Broadview Networks, a leading network-based business communications provider serving customers nationwide, has expanded its deployment of Actelis’ Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) solutions to help deliver reliable, high-speed broadband connectivity to its customers. The high-speed service is available as part of several bundles, including FrontLine™ MPLS, SIP Trunking, and Broadview’s fast-growing OfficeSuite™ service, or as a standalone ZOOM service.
Broadview’s Ethernet infrastructure delivers high-speed solutions to several large metro areas in the Northeast, including Baltimore, Boston, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. These services provide businesses with fiber-quality speed and reliability, with symmetrical speeds ranging from three to 30 Mbps. The service is more widely available than fiber services, and at a fraction of the cost.

“Actelis’ EFM solutions enable Broadview to improve delivery of a variety of services, including our hosted IP phone solution, OfficeSuite, and ZOOM Dedicated Internet Access services,” said Sanjay Patel, vice president of technology at Broadview. “Actelis’ EFM technology provides higher bandwidth and greater coverage, allowing Broadview to offer our valued business customers broadband solutions and applications that scale with their evolving needs.”

Broadview’s OfficeSuite hosted IP phone solution offers everything a business needs to communicate over the phone and online, including phones, a robust calling plan, over 40 features, and a Web portal for easy administration—all without any capital investment or increase in support staff. ZOOM Dedicated Internet Access provides Broadview customers an unbundled, reliable, higher-speed Internet access solution with a ready-made upgrade path when customers require more bandwidth.

Only a small fraction of businesses have access to fiber-optic lines, according to Patel, but a growing number of businesses require advanced broadband services to meet the needs of their evolving operations. With the help of Actelis, Broadview Networks is leveraging its own private network to provide scalable services aligned with their customers’ diverse and evolving needs whether they have just one location or multiple sites across the country. This enables Broadview’s customers to take advantage of a single, secure and highly reliable network.

EFM-delivered services offer Broadview customers a more pragmatic and cost-effective approach to alternative access technologies, like fiber-optic lines or traditional DS3s, according to Patel. This capability helps serve the needs of the majority of Broadview’s small and medium-sized business (SMB) customers nationwide, further strengthening the carrier’s position as the total solutions provider for business customers across America.

“Actelis is very pleased to continue its longstanding partnership with Broadview Networks,” said Joe Manuele, senior vice president of worldwide sales and customer support. “Actelis and Broadview share a common vision as the service provider market evolves legacy TDM T1-based infrastructures to EFM networks that can deliver greater rate, reach and reliability. As a result of this pioneering innovation, Broadview customers will benefit from the next generation of bandwidth-rich applications.”

The ability to deliver fiber-quality rate, reach and reliability, dubbed The 3 R’s of EFM by Actelis, is achieved by the company’s extensions to the standard EFM technology as defined by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). These extensions, embodied in Actelis’ unique and patented EFMplus™ technology, overcome traditional limitations of legacy facilities and variations between different infrastructures to deliver rates of more than 100 Mbps to each customer.

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