Sunday, May 10, 2009

Positron Acquires Aktino for MIMO-on DMT Ethernet Access

Positron has acquired Aktino, a privately-held developer of carrier class MIMO over Discrete Multitone (DMT) bonded copper solutions. Positron, which specializes in fiber optic transmission equipment for access, metro and core transport networks, said the acquisition would extend its Ethernet product portfolio, which already includes Pseudowire & Ethernet over PDH terminals and aggregators. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The Aktino MIMO-DMT solution offers superior rate, reach and reliability performance versus legacy and other
bonded-copper solutions. It extends reliable high bandwidth over a Carrier Service Area (CSA), providing a cost
effective and extended Ethernet service footprint for the carriers. Aktino products deliver five to 100 Mbps Carrier
Ethernet and DS3 TDM solutions.

Positron is based in Montreal. Aktino will continue to operate from its base in Irvine, California.

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