Actelis Networks®, the leading global supplier of Ethernet over copper solutions and other broadband solutions, has announced that the company has been named #1 global supplier of Ethernet over bonded-copper Ethernet Access Devices (EADs) by Infonetic’s Research. The announcement was made today at TIA 2011: Inside the Network, where Actelis can be found at Booth 916.
Among other Ethernet suppliers named by Infonetics, Overture Networks (News - Alert) and ADTRAN were named #2 and #3, respectively. This marks the third consecutive year that Actelis has been recognized by Infonetics Research as the number one global market leader for Ethernet over bonded-copper products.
Actelis’ Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) EADs deliver high-speed broadband over existing copper infrastructure to telecom service providers, enterprises and municipalities worldwide. Powered by Actelis’ patented EFMplus™ technology with DRB, the EADs deliver more than 100Mbps of Ethernet bandwidth.
“The EAD market grew nicely in 2010, as a direct result of replacing outdated T1 and E1 lines used for business services, backhaul from buildings and DSLAMs, along with a growing market for mobile backhaul applications,” said Michael Howard, co-founder and principal analyst at Infonetics (News - Alert) Research. “Copper innovation has not ended, and EFM products, like Actelis’ family of EADs with new DRB technology introduced in 2010, are helping to drive this growth and becoming critical components in metro access and aggregation networks.”
Actelis’ EADs provide cost-effective solutions for several applications, including business-class services, T1 and E1 line replacement, DSLAM and mobile backhaul. Actelis’ standards-compliant family of EADs enables rapid service delivery over a converged Ethernet facility, allowing service providers to fully utilize their copper-based network infrastructure.
“Recognition by Infonetics Research (News - Alert) as the world’s number one provider of EFM over bonded-copper products is a testament to Actelis’ ongoing commitment to providing innovative solutions that meet the needs of a growing and highly diverse global marketplace,” said Eric Vallone, vice president of marketing at Actelis.
AT TIA (News - Alert) this week, Actelis Networks also announced its Broadband Accelerators (BBAs) enable carriers to meet the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) new goal of delivering increased broadband rates for high-speed Internet services.
In July 2010, the FCC updated its definition of broadband to 4Mbps downstream and 1Mbps upstream. With an Actelis BBA, broadband rates can be boosted by as much as 100 percent on typical loops and more than 400 percent on long loops, delivering the necessary bandwidth to meet the FCC’s new broadband goals of 4:1.
“The Actelis BBA provides incumbent local exchange carriers with a powerful yet easy-to-install, cost-effective broadband solution that delivers all the necessary bandwidth to browse the Web, email and use video-rich applications such as iChat and Skype™,” said Joe Manuele, executive vice president of worldwide sales and customer service at Actelis. “The fact remains that several residences are located too far from a central office or DSLAM, driving the digital divide and lack of connectivity for tens of millions of Americans.”
BBAs allow carriers such as Pioneer Telephone (News - Alert) Cooperative, Inc. (PTC), a rural independent operating company, to deliver broadband services with greater coverage area to residential subscribers who typically have been underserved or unserved, according to Actelis.
“BBAs have enabled Pioneer to deliver broadband services to a greater number of customers across a geographically challenging serving area,” said Lloyd Green, department manager of new technologies at PTC. “BBAs provide an extremely effective, low-cost solution that has helped Pioneer meet increasing customer demand for broadband, while staying ahead of our competitors by providing the necessary broadband rates, reach and reliability.”
According to Actelis, so far, the response to the BBA product has been off the charts with a high level of demand to meet the required orders. This innovative product, which no other company offers, will truly revolutionize the industry and get broadband to un-served and underserved customers.
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Edited by Stefanie Mosca