Sunday, March 20, 2011

Frontier Deploys Actelis

Frontier Communications has selected Actelis to provide its Ethernet-over-copper platforms for delivering business-class Ethernet services as well as backhauling DSL services to residential customers who have been out of reach until now. The deployment will cover Frontier's entire footprint, including the 13 new territories acquired from Verizon Communications. Financial terms were not disclosed.

For DSL, Frontier will deploy Actelis' Ethernet access devices, central office aggregation systems and spectrally friendly ANSI T1.417-compliant EFM repeaters, enabling high-bandwidth services at tens of thousands of feet from their central offices and remote terminals.

"Legacy T1 circuits were never designed to meet the bandwidth requirements being imposed by new applications and cloud-based services today," said Joe Manuele, executive vice president of worldwide sales and customer service at Actelis. "By leveraging Actelis' innovative and patented DRB technology with our industry-leading EFM repeaters, Frontier can deliver dramatically more bandwidth to more customers than previously thought possible. And unlike alternative solutions, Actelis' continued innovation in Ethernet-based technology will boost the bandwidth provided by Ethernet, protecting Frontier's investment and providing the means to meet evolving bandwidth requirements."