SOURCE: Actelis Networks

Actelis Networks

September 08, 2009 06:05 ET

Telekom Slovenije Selects Actelis Networks for National High-Speed Broadband Roll Out, Deploys New ML698 Platform

PARIS--(Marketwire - September 8, 2009) - Actelis Networks®, the leading global supplier of Ethernet over copper solutions, today announced at Broadband World Forum Europe (Stand 122) that Telekom Slovenije, Slovenia's leading telecommunications carrier, has selected Actelis' Ethernet over copper solutions to deliver enhanced broadband voice and data services across the eastern European country.

Telekom Slovenije is deploying Actelis' ML130 and ML2300 next-generation Ethernet aggregation platforms, along with the company's award-winning ML600 Ethernet Access Devices (EADs). As part of the deployment, Telekom Slovenije is also deploying Actelis' newly released ML698 EAD, giving the carrier a highly flexible Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) solution capable of scaling from low density central offices and remote terminals serving rural communities to more densely populated metropolitan areas.

"As the industry's most trusted name in EFM over copper solutions, Actelis' superior performance of its ML600 product line played a major factor in Telekom Slovenije's selection," said Željko Puljic, MSc, CTO, of Telekom Slovenije. "We have been actively seeking established partners, and Actelis met our needs for robust and flexible Ethernet access solutions that we could deploy now for Telekom Slovenije's national broadband roll out and then expand with us as we grow."

Actelis' newly released ML698 EAD, coupled with its scalability, were important factors for Telekom Slovenije during the tender process.

"We needed a compact eight-pair solution that would let us aggregate lower port count customers in our lower density regions, yet have the scalability to meet the needs of customers in heavily populated city centers," noted Puljic. "We are installing the ML698 in central offices and remote terminals across the country, where it operates as a micro DSLAM."

Standards-compliant and environmentally hardened, the ML698 expands Actelis' central office and remote terminal solutions, offering a compact and cost-effective EFM mini-aggregation solution for low pair count locations. The ML698 operates in a point-to-multipoint topology, connecting to up four ML600 EADs. Any of Actelis' ML600 EADs can be connected to the ML698 via a high-speed link (HSL) comprising one to eight bonded-copper pairs. Any combination of copper pairs per HSL can be supported to a total of eight pairs per ML698 unit.

By delivering exceptional symmetric speeds of up to 15 Mbps per copper pair, Actelis has been instrumental in working with carriers across Europe to persuade telecommunication regulators to relax the speed limits over public copper infrastructure for those technologies that can assure spectral compatibility.

"One significant differentiator, and a key factor in Telekom Slovenije's selection, is that Actelis' EFMplus™ technology enables these higher data rates without impacting other services sharing the same copper infrastructure," said Puljic. "Actelis' EFMplus technology is helping Telekom Slovenije to build a world-class broadband infrastructure across the entire country."

Actelis remains very active across Europe, helping countries and incumbent carriers alike exploit their existing copper network infrastructures to get broadband services up and running quickly without the expense or delay of trenching new fiber-optic lines, according Joe Manuele, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Actelis.

"We continue to have tremendous success and traction across Europe," said Manuele, who pointed out that the EMEA marketplace is as robust as the U.S. "Major service providers across the continent are selecting Actelis in large part because of our ongoing commitment to fiber-like rate, reach, and reliability, or what we call 'The 3 R's of EFM,' all critical requirements for delivering carrier-class Ethernet services capable of meeting high-grade service level agreements."

About Telekom Slovenije, d. d.

The Telekom Slovenia Group is one of the leading telecommunication groups in SEE region, with almost two million users of mobile services and 700,000 of residential and commercial users of fixed telephony, VOIP, IP TV and Internet services in the region. The Group's key areas of activity are voice, data, Internet and multimedia services. Telekom Slovenije, d. d. is Slovenia`s leading and most advanced carrier, serving half of all broadband data and voice subscribers. The company has been actively deploying next-generation services, including VoIP and IPTV, across the country. For more information, contact Telekom Slovenije or visit their Web site

About Actelis Networks

Actelis Networks is a privately held company headquartered in California's Silicon Valley. The company's field-proven Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) products combine its innovative and award-winning EFMplus™ copper transmission technology with a complete set of standards-based carrier Ethernet switching capabilities that extend the reach of Ethernet services over existing copper networks. Actelis' EFMplus technology employs advanced digital signal processing techniques and link level dynamic spectral management (DSM) to create reliable, high-performance Ethernet that are 100% complementary to the legacy services already deployed in copper networks. Actelis' carrier Ethernet switching capabilities are certified compliant with MEF 9, MEF 10, MEF 14, and MEF 18 specifications. With deployments in more than 35 countries by 150 network service providers, Actelis brings a rich history of success and innovation to the telecom and enterprise marketplaces. Actelis Networks and the Actelis Networks logo are registered trademarks, and Carrier Ethernet over Copper, EFMplus, and The 3 R's of EFM are trademarks of Actelis Networks, Inc. One or more U.S. and foreign patents pending cover the product(s) described above. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. Learn more at

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