Actelis Networks signs distribution agreement in three countries

Sept. 22, 2004
Sept. 22, 2004 - Solutions sent to United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Actelis Networks has signed new distribution agreements in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Switzerland so that network operators and business enterprises have ready access to the Ethernet technology designed to maximize the bandwidth capability of existing copper infrastructures.

The announcements were made at the Broadband World Forum in Venice.

Actelis Networks is a supplier of solutions that enable carrier-grade broadband services over local loop copper, based on the IEEE 802.3ah Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) standard and meeting ETSI Annex E Requirements. The Actelis MetaLIGHT platforms can provide up to 67 Mbps of Ethernet services to business customer locations only served by copper, enabling point-to-point or point-to-multipoint Ethernet-over-copper solutions.

Actelis platforms conform to G.SHDSL.bis physical layer technology as well as to standard bonding schemes. Their high-speed broadband connectivity allows multi-location organizations to communicate and share resources, and meets the demand for increasing bandwidth brought about by the growing popularity of applications such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), video conferencing, data transmission and e-mail use.

In the UK, Microtel, a division of Kenton research, has signed a distribution agreement with Actelis. It has already achieved some early successes with systems deployed with the UK's Ministry of Defense.

"We are delighted to be appointed as Actelis's partner in the UK," says John Larkin, Microtel's sales and marketing director. "The MetaLIGHT products are aimed at both service providers and the enterprise market and the early level of interest we have seen has been amazing."

Through Q&I, the Actelis distributor in The Netherlands, several municipalities such as Roermond and Bergen op Zoom now have faster, better communication after deploying MetaLIGHT products over existing lines, extending the municipality LAN network to connect their various sites.

"We are proud of the robustness of the Actelis products evident in daily operation in many municipality sites," says Servie Janssen, manager of product marketing at Q&I. "The error-free continuous operation makes it a "deploy-and-forget" type of product."

The third distribution agreement was signed with Omni Ray, a leading commercial and service enterprise for industrial automation in Switzerland.

"Business enterprises need increasing bandwidth to meet the needs and opportunities of today's technology by maximizing the potential of their copper infrastructure," says Rene Jost, division manager of computing and communication for Omni Ray. "With the Actelis solutions, we can deliver that potential quickly and cost effectively, without disruption."

Actelis is based in Fremont, CA. For more information visit

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