Sunday, June 17, 2007

Calix to Resell Aktino Copper Access Platforms

Calix has agreed to resell Aktino's AK4000 and AK3000 copper access platforms, which leverage MIMO (Multiple In, Multiple Out) on DMT (Discrete Multi-Tone) technology to minimizes crosstalk among copper pairs thereby enabling greater reach and bandwidth.

For transport applications, the Aktino and Calix equipment address primarily DSLAM backhaul needs, replacing T1 IMA circuits with higher-bandwidth MIMO on DMT-based systems. For access, the two companies' equipment will provide carrier Ethernet and DS3 over copper to enterprises or to cell sites hosted on Calix platforms and terminated on Aktino equipment.

Aktino's AK3000 is the solution for long-reach DS3 (45 Mbps) services over copper, and its AK4000 delivers 10 to 50 Mbps business-class carrier Ethernet services. Its product family also includes the AK5000, a scalable, shelf-based platform for larger installations.

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