SOURCE: Actelis Netowrks

July 27, 2006 13:00 ET

Actelis Networks' Craig Easley Elected to the Metro Ethernet Forum Board of Directors

Noted Carrier Ethernet Evangelist Brings Industry Expertise to the MEF Board; Begins Third Term as Leader of the Ethernet Access Initiative

FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 27, 2006 -- Actelis Networks®, the leading provider of Carrier Ethernet over Copper™ networking equipment, today announced that Craig Easley, the company's Associate Vice President of Marketing, has been elected to the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)'s Board of Directors. As a long time advocate for Carrier Ethernet and Ethernet in the First Mile access, Mr. Easley will play a key role in shaping the vision for Carrier Ethernet. This election marks Easley's third term as a member of the MEF Board and is a testament to the rapid growth of Ethernet access technology and Actelis' industry leadership.

"Carrier Ethernet is clearly one of the most compelling technologies in networking today," said Craig Easley, Associate Vice President of Marketing for Actelis and member of the MEF Board. "This technology is transforming the landscape of the industry, empowering both business and residential subscribers with cost-effective and high-performance support for their next-generation applications. I look forward to continuing to contribute to the expansion of this thriving sector."

The Metro Ethernet Forum is a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services worldwide. The organization publishes technical specifications in addition to conducting market development activities designed to increase the awareness of and market for Ethernet services.

"As a well-known evangelist for Carrier Ethernet, Craig's depth and industry expertise make him a valuable asset to the Board," said Nan Chen, President of the Metro Ethernet Forum. "Over the years, he has been an active and key contributor to the MEF, most recently leading our Ethernet Access Initiative to fuel Carrier Ethernet technology adoption. We're glad to have him back on the Board."

Mr. Easley previously served on the MEF Board of Directors from 2003 to 2005, leaving the Board briefly as a result of departing a member company. In May 2006, he joined Actelis' management team to help further the company's mission to accelerate the adoption of Carrier Ethernet over Copper as the leaders of the sector. Easley is also the former President and Chairman of the Board of the Ethernet in the First Mile Alliance.

Following the election, which was held at the organization's annual member's meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Mr. Easley was chosen as the MEF Treasurer during the Board of Directors meeting. As such, he will be responsible for managing the finances of the organization.

About Actelis Networks

Actelis Networks® is the leading provider of Carrier Ethernet over Copper™ networking equipment to allow service providers to extend their Carrier Ethernet network beyond the fiber footprint using the existing copper infrastructure. The company's award-winning products combine high performance Ethernet in the First Mile technology for copper networks with standard Carrier Ethernet switching. Actelis' EFMplus™ technology delivers a fiber-like experience of resilient multi-megabit performance over copper. Actelis' Carrier Ethernet over Copper solution complies with global standards and have already been deployed in more than 25 countries worldwide. Actelis Networks is a privately held company headquartered in Silicon Valley.

Actelis Networks, Carrier Ethernet over Copper and EFMplus are registered trademarks of Actelis Networks, Inc. One or more U.S. and foreign patents pending cover the product described above. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

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