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March 21, 2011

Frontier Communications Chooses Actelis Networks to Increase Offerings

By Jamie Epstein, TMCnet Web Editor

Actelis Networks, a global supplier of Ethernet over copper solutions for service providers, today announced at COMPTEL (News - Alert), that Frontier Communications has chosen Actelis (News - Alert) to provide Ethernet solutions that will help to drastically increase the speed of deployments across its entire platform, including the 13 territories that were recently acquired from Verizon (News - Alert) Communications.

This partnership helps to expand Actelis, as well as to give Frontier the access to the company’s Ethernet solutions. These solutions can effectively and efficiently deliver advanced business-class Ethernet services to customers, as well as continue to increase the speed of DSL services that customers require.

Aptly called the “Conversation Company,” Frontier will now be able to increase its availability to digital phone services, broadband and crystal clear video quality to customers.

Frontier will begin to backhaul its growing DSL traffic from remote DSLAMs using Actelis’ Ethernet access products, so it can accelerate the delivery of a broad offering of multiple DSL services. Frontier will incorporate Actelis’ Ethernet access devices, central office aggregation systems and spectrally friendly ANSI T1.417-compliant EFM repeaters, in order for the company to offer reliable, high-bandwidth services that are located only tens of thousands of feet from their central offices and remote terminals, the release stated.

“This is an exciting time for Frontier Communications and our valued business and residential customers as we embark on a ‘New Frontier’ that will deliver more advanced voice, data and video services across existing and new markets,” said Michael Golob, vice president of engineering and technology at Frontier. “As one of the nation’s largest local exchange carriers, Frontier believes that Actelis’ portfolio of standards-based Ethernet solutions and multivendor DSLAM backhaul solutions will help the New Frontier accelerate our wide-scale deployment of significantly higher broadband rates with greater coverage area and reliability.”

 Joe Manuele, executive vice president of worldwide sales and customer service at Actelis, commented, “By leveraging Actelis’ innovative and patented DRB technology with our industry-leading EFM repeaters, Frontier can deliver dramatically more bandwidth to more customers than previously thought possible. And unlike alternative solutions, Actelis’ continued innovation in Ethernet-based technology will boost the bandwidth provided by Ethernet, protecting Frontier’s investment and providing the means to meet evolving bandwidth requirements.”

Jamie Epstein is a TMCnet Web Editor. Previously she interned at News 12 Long Island as a reporter's assistant. After working as an administrative assistant for a year, she joined TMC (News - Alert) as a Web editor for TMCnet. Jamie grew up on the North Shore of Long Island and holds a bachelor's degree in mass communication with a concentration in broadcasting from Five Towns College. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Janice McDuffee

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