New Ethernet Solutions From Actelis Networks Will Dramatically Change How Service Providers Deliver Advanced Broadband Services

New Ethernet Solutions From Actelis Networks Will Dramatically Change How Service Providers Deliver Advanced Broadband Services

LONDON, April 12, 2010 - Actelis Networks®, the leading global supplier of Ethernet over copper solutions, today announced at Light Reading’s Ethernet Expo Europe event that it is now shipping new ground-breaking solutions, as part of its industry-leading portfolio of Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) access products, that will dramatically change the landscape for broadband deployments over existing network infrastructures. For telecom service providers and enterprises worldwide, Actelis Networks has significantly extended the capabilities of EFM over bonded copper solutions to deliver superior broadband capabilities through its newly developed Dynamic Rate Boost (DRB) and enhanced Dynamic Spectral Shaping (DSS) technologies. Powered by Actelis’ patented and award-winning EFMplus™ technology, the company’s latest pioneering innovation radically enhances the performance and “spectral friendliness,” while providing a major reduction in CAPEX and OPEX by optimizing the usage of equipment capacity when utilizing fewer pairs for the same high-speed broadband services.

Actelis’ Ethernet access devices and aggregation systems already deliver the best performing and most reliable Ethernet service over bonded-copper links. Now the company’s product portfolio delivers unprecedented broadband rates and reach while significantly minimizing any impact to neighboring services. These new advances will radically change how Ethernet networks are deployed, greatly benefiting all applications including enhanced high-speed Internet connectivity, dedicated networks for Transparent LAN services, mobile and DSLAM backhaul, and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) networking.

“Actelis Networks is reaching new heights with our latest Ethernet technology breakthroughs. Our patented DRB and DSS capabilities will provide carriers and enterprises with the greatest rate, reach and reliability by delivering superior broadband capacity and network efficiency where they need it most—the access network,” said Eric Vallone, vice president of marketing at Actelis Networks. “These significant advances are enabling carriers and other network operators to easily and economically expand their bandwidth offering and extend coverage further into their customer serving areas.”

Actelis’ DRB technology further optimizes transmission over multiple copper pairs, delivering more than 2x rate and reach, compared to competing EFM solutions available today. The combination of Actelis’ DRB technology, along with symmetrical higher rates of up to 15Mpbs per single copper pair, provides significant performance advantages, enhanced reliability and substantial reduction of CAPEX and OPEX.

With enhanced DSS capabilities built in, Actelis’ standards-based and spectrally compliant XR239 EFM Repeaters can now support up to 15Mbps per single copper pair and more than 100Mbps using 8-pair bonded links. Actelis’ DSS technology enables its XR239 EFM Repeaters to ensure compliance with industry standards as well as regional spectral requirements. Actelis’ DSS virtually eliminates the impact on ADSL/ADSL2+/VDSL2 without sacrificing performance of either service. This means that Actelis’ XR239 EFM Repeaters, now in their fifth generation, can be deployed to provide even higher symmetrical throughput and longer reach to new and existing customers throughout the access network. This will enable service providers to deploy repeaters further into their customer serving area for delivery of advanced broadband services, including backhauling voice and data traffic from DSLAMs and mobile base stations.

As service providers continue to expand their portfolio of advanced broadband services, such as VoIP, TelePresence and mobile services, they must ensure that underlying networks adequately meet today’s demands and provide an evolutionary path to meet the demands of tomorrow while preserving their bottom line. Actelis’ latest technology breakthroughs do just that by enabling delivery of 30Mbps of bandwidth using the same copper that currently delivers 2Mbps or less using existing T1/E1 technology.

“Actelis’ latest technology innovations achieve new speeds, reach and quality for EFM over bonded-copper deployments,” stated Michael Howard, co-founder and principal analyst at Infonetics Research. “More than 500,000 Actelis EFM ports have been shipped, and the new product improvements should help service providers cross current distance and capacity barriers, leading to greater broadband penetration.”

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