SOURCE: Actelis Networks

Actelis Networks

May 18, 2011 07:00 ET

Actelis Networks' BBA Enables Carriers to Meet FCC's New Goal of Delivering Increased Broadband Rates for High-Speed Internet Services

Pioneer Telephone Cooperative's BBAs Providing Web Browsing, Email and Video-Rich Applications to Previously Unserved Customers

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - May 18, 2011) - Actelis Networks®, the leading global supplier of Ethernet over copper solutions that is accelerating everything for service providers, today announced at TIA 2011: Inside the Network (Booth 916) that Broadband Accelerators (BBAs) already are helping US service providers deliver high-speed Internet services to residential subscribers who've traditionally had little to no access to high-speed Internet services. BBAs allow incumbent carriers like Pioneer Telephone 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.

"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."

In its sixth annual broadband report to Congress released last July, 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% on typical loops and more than 400% on long loops, delivering the necessary bandwidth to meet the FCC's new broadband goals of 4:1. With simple plug-and-play installation, a BBA is typically placed in the middle of the ADSL loop between the central office and the customer premises. Standards-compliant and environmentally hardened, an Actelis BBA is line powered by the existing POTS infrastructure and can be used on any ADSL/ADSL2/ADSL2+ line.

"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. "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. We believe that Actelis' BBA will revolutionize the industry, giving incumbent service providers of all sizes a solution to close the digital divide and stem the resulting decline in revenue driven by lower customer satisfaction and churn."

Editor's Note: New BBAs on Display at TIA and Live Demo at TNO DSL Seminar
Actelis will be showcasing its BBAs at TIA in Dallas and at the TNO DSL Seminar in the Netherlands. Details for each event are listed below, and more information can be found online by visiting Actelis' Events Page.

TIA 2011: Inside the Network Click here to visit Web site

  • When: May 18-20, 2011
  • Where: Gaylord Texan Resort and Hotel, Grapevine, Texas
  • Who: Eric Vallone, Actelis' vice president of marketing, will be onsite to answer any questions about Actelis' BBAs
  • Booth Location: Actelis in Booth 916

TNO DSL Seminar: Access Without Barriers Click here to visit Web site

  • When: May 23-25, 2011
  • Where: Holiday Inn Leiden, Netherlands
  • Who: Ioannis Kanellakopoulos, Actelis' chief technology officer, will be onsite to speak and perform a live demonstration of Actelis' BBAs

About Pioneer
Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc., an industry leader in rural telecommunications services, is a multi-service telecommunications corporation providing communications products and services to more than 140,000 customers/members in 76 communities encompassing 30 Oklahoma counties in Western Oklahoma and 14 counties in Southern Kansas. Pioneer provides an array of telecommunications products and services, including Local Telephone Service, Digital TV, Cellular, High-Speed Internet, Long Distance, Security Systems, Business Solutions and Yellow Pages Advertisement. For more information, visit www.ptci.com.

About Actelis Networks
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, Actelis Networks is the global market leader in developing and manufacturing EFM over copper solutions for telecom service providers, enterprises and municipalities worldwide. Built on our patented, standards-based EFMplus™ technology, Actelis' Ethernet access systems and repeaters have been widely deployed by more than 200 customers across 40 countries, accelerating the delivery of unprecedented rate, reach and reliability over copper access networks. Actelis Networks® and Actelis Networks XLR8® are registered trademarks, and EFMplus™, MetaASSIST™ and The 3 Rs of EFM™ are trademarks of Actelis Networks. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. Learn more at www.actelis.com.

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