Showing posts with label Actelis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Actelis. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Actelis' CEO Steps Down

Vivek Ragavan has resigned as president and CEO of Actelis.
Tuvia Barlev, Actelis' co-founder and former CEO, will take over the company's operations as executive chairman during the search for Ragavan's replacement. 
Barlev served as president and CEO of Actelis from 2002 to 2010 and, since then, has served as chairman.

  • Vivek Ragavan joined Actelis in 2010.  He previously served as CEO at Atrica and Redback Networks. Other executive positions held by Ragavan include CEO of Siara Systems, president of the residential broadband group at ADC Telecommunications, and vice president of engineering at General Instrument.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Actelis Supplies EFM to Harzwasserwerke GmbH

Harzwasserwerke GmbH has selected Actelis Networks' high-performance Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) solutions to replace legacy Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy (PDH) and outdated E1 technology. The water utility has deployed Actelis’ ML600s Ethernet Access Devices (EADs), which deliver high-speed broadband services over the company’s existing copper and fiber networks. The compact, cost-effective EADs deliver up to 100Mbps of symmetrical bandwidth over the existing copper network.

Harzwasserwerke is one of the largest suppliers of water in Germany, delivering about90 billion litres of water annually over a system of more than 500km of pipeline. The distribution system consists of several substations and sophisticated sensors that are constantly monitoring the pipeline and communication with a centralized data center.

Partnering with Actelis on the project, 3M Services GmbH is responsible for delivering a complete end-to-end network solution.http://

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Actelis Signs KGP Logistics for Distribution

KGP Logistics has signed a new exclusive distribution agreement with Actelis Networks for its new Broadband Accelerator (BBA) product line.

The Actelis BBA helps deliver broadband to residences that are too far from a central office or remote DSLAM. The environmentally unit is line powered by the existing POTS infrastructure and can be used on any ADSL/ADSL2/ADSL2+ line. The unit can boost broadband rates by as much as 100% on typical loops and more than 400% on long loops. This is sufficient for delivering broadband at 4 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream.

Actelis also noted that its Broadband Accelerator (BBA) received the 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award.

"The Actelis BBA product line represents a major paradigm shift in the way telecom carriers address the digital divide," said Vivek Ragavan, president and CEO of Actelis Networks. "No longer is the digital divide a challenge, but an economic opportunity. With the Actelis BBA, carriers now have a pragmatic solution that will drive increased revenues because they can finally deliver on the promise of ubiquitous broadband across their entire customer serving area."

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Actelis Cites Momentum with COLT as well as with Intelligent Transportation

Actelis has shipped its one millionth Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) port to Colt, which operates metro network in major European cities. Colt's Ethernet Services portfolio includes any-to-any and tree services (Ethernet Private Network), enhanced resilience and low latency. Colt has built on its extensive and wholly owned fibre network in Europe by deploying "Ethernet in the First Mile" technology in 12 countries, making its high speed Ethernet services available to customers beyond its fibre footprint.

Colt first began to deploy EFM access capabilities with Actelis' built-in EFMplus technology in 2007, making it one the pioneering providers in Europe to deliver EFM access. EFM currently presents a smart complement to fiber or traditional DSL in 12 countries of Colt's 35,000 km network infrastructure connecting more than 100 European cities. Colt can deliver its networking and IT Managed Services solutions with bandwidth over copper up to 40 Mbps.

Separately, Actelis announced that Nassau County Department of Public Works (NCDPW) has deployed the company's highly sophisticated Ethernet-based Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). The agency's newly deployed ITS solution has enabled NCDPW to more economically and efficiently manage its new IP-based traffic controllers and video surveillance cameras over both fiber and copper networks.

Communications from the county's Traffic Management Center (TMC) to each traffic controller and video camera run over hybrid fiber for long haul and then out to each hub, which is connected via copper pairs to Actelis' Ethernet Access Devices (EADs). The agency made the move to deploy Actelis' environmentally hardened ML680 and ML624 (EADs) because the access gear could serve the dual purpose of leveraging both fiber and copper-based networks running through Nassau County. Additionally, NCDPW selected Actelis' environmentally hardened ITS solution to combat lightning strikes and other storm-related events common to the area which continually brought down the legacy analog equipment deployed in the early 1970s, according to Jeff Lindgren, traffic engineer at NCDPW.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Traffic Control Network Upgrades to Ethernet/Copper with Actelis

WYDOT, the Wyoming Department of Transportation, is using Actelis Networks' Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) networking solution to revamp the state capital's transportation network, which serves nearly 60,000 Cheyenne residents. Actelis'ML690 aggregation switches, ML622 and ML680 EADs were deployed across the city's copper network to provide real-time troubleshooting and monitoring capabilities.

Specifically, WYDOT is using Actelis' ITS solution to backhaul data from wireless vehicle detection systems. Pucks located on the ground transmit vehicle presence data wirelessly back to a receiver and then this data is transported by Actelis' ITS solution back to the Traffic Operations Center (TOC), where it is used to synchronize traffic lights and ensure the smooth flow of traffic.

The existing copper network is used to communicate with any traffic controller, at any intersection, from any location. Previously, WYDOT had been using 1,200 baud modems, radio systems and multiple protocols. The new network used Actelis' high-speed, Ethernet-based ITS solution.

"We took a giant step forward with Actelis' ITS solution," said Jerry Downs, State Electrical Engineer for Operations at WYDOT. "The number one goal was the ability to easily communicate with all of our traffic controllers, which enables us to improve the efficiency of how we move and monitor traffic throughout the city... We looked at fiber as an alternative solution, but with the results we observed with Actelis, a fiber-optic network could not be justified. With Actelis' ITS solution, I am getting the speeds and reliability I need, so why would I want to spend that kind of money on fiber? It just didn't make sense."

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Actelis Supplies Ethernet-over-Copper in Canada's Northwest Territories

Actelis Networks announced the deployment of its broadband solutions across a 440-thousand-square-mile region in the Northwest Territories of Canada. The rollout across the sparsely populated region connects a community of more than 40 thousand people to schools, health care centers and other public services. The network leverages existing copper-based infrastructure coupled with Actelis' EFMplus technology. Actelis' EFMplus technology served as the foundation for the aggregation switches and Ethernet Access Devices (EADs), which have been engineered to provide high bandwidth and reliable connectivity at very long distances over the copper network. This enabled the Northwest Territories to deliver services reliably and economically to every location almost immediately, regardless of distance.

"In order to construct a network that can provide the necessary bandwidth, reliability and access in such remote locations, satellite, line-of-sight microwave systems or a fiber-based network are often considered to be the only alternatives," said Joe Manuele, executive vice president of worldwide sales and customer service at Actelis. "However, a fiber-based buildout typically require millions of dollars in investment to lay new fiber, plus months, if not years, of effort involving digging trenches, negotiating rights-of-way agreements and so on."

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pioneer Deploys Actelis' Broadband Accelerators

Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, which serves more than 140,000 lines in Oklahoma and southern Kansas, is deploying Actelis Networks' Broadband Accelerators (BBAs) to deliver broadband services with greater coverage area to residential subscribers who typically have been underserved or unserved.

The Actelis BBA helps deliver broadband to residences that are too far from a central office or remote DSLAM. The environmentally unit is line powered by the existing POTS infrastructure and can be used on any ADSL/ADSL2/ADSL2+ line. The unit can boost broadband rates by as much as 100% on typical loops and more than 400% on long loops. This is sufficient for delivering broadband at 4 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream.

"BBAs have enabled Pioneer to deliver broadband services to a greater number of customers across a geographically challenging serving area," said Lloyd Green, department manager of new technologies at PTC. "BBAs provide an extremely effective, low-cost solution that has helped Pioneer meet increasing customer demand for broadband, while staying ahead of our competitors by providing the necessary broadband rates, reach and reliability."

Actelis also noted that it has been recognized by Infonetics Research as the #1 global supplier of Ethernet over bonded-copper Ethernet Access Devices (EADs). . This marks the third consecutive year Actelis has been recognized by Infonetics Research as the number one global market leader for Ethernet over bonded-copper products. According to the Infonetics report, Actelis led with a market share of 40%.

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."

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Actelis Debuts ADSL Loop Extenders

Actelis Networks unveiled a new line of Broadband Accelerators (BBAs) for extending the rate and reach of ADSL services without the high cost of deploying remote DSLAMs.

Actelis' family of BBAs are line powered by the existing POTS infrastructure and require no additional equipment. Actelis said its fully standards-based ADSL/ADSL2/ADSL2+ loop extenders can cost effectively enable the delivery of broadband services to virtually every location throughout a carrier's footprint.

The Actelis BBA portfolio marks the company's entrée into the residential marketplace. The company is a leading develop of EFM over copper solutions based on SHDSL technology for SMBs/SMEs and municipalities.

"The recent investment in further developing Actelis' broadband solutions for the residential market is another step forward in the company's continued growth strategy," said Vivek Ragavan, president and CEO of Actelis. "By further expanding our portfolio to include ADSL-based solutions for residential broadband services, we believe that Actelis is well positioned to be the clear worldwide leader in enabling broadband services over copper plant."

Monday, December 13, 2010

Actelis Wins Major EFM over Copper Deployment with Cbeyond

Cbeyond, a leading provider of IT and business communications to SMBs operating in 13 U.S. markets, has selected Actelis' Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) over copper solutions for major deployment. Actelis' EFMplus-powered products, including its ML600 Ethernet access devices and ML2300 Ethernet aggregation switches. The platform will enable Cbeyond to speeds of up to 100Mbps per customer over dry copper leased from the ILEC. Financial terms were not disclosed.

"Partnering with Actelis will help Cbeyond deliver advanced business-class services to help small business customers across the U.S. boost productivity and grow," said Brett Burgett, senior director network engineering and architecture at Cbeyond.

"Actelis is honored to be partnering with Cbeyond in our shared vision of delivering superior Ethernet solutions to the nation's small-to-medium-size businesses," said Joe Manuele, executive vice president of worldwide sales and customer service at Actelis. "Actelis' proven ability to accelerate broadband deployment and supply the best broadband rates and coverage of any EFM over copper solution gives Cbeyond a significant advantage."