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September 08, 2009

NetCologne Deploys Actelis Networks' Ethernet over Copper Solutions
By Anil Sharma
TMCnet Contributor

German Carrier NetCologne, a telecommunications service provider, has reportedly selected and deployed Actelis' Ethernet over copper solutions.
Actelis (News - Alert) officials said that the company’s Ethernet Access Devices and next-generation Ethernet aggregation platforms for copper-based networks are enabling NetCologne (News - Alert) to ubiquitously deliver high-performance Metro Ethernet services across its growing footprint.

NetCologne chose to leverage its copper network and deployed Actelis' carrier-class ML600 EADs and ML2300 Ethernet aggregation platforms, paired with SDU400 services module for full system redundancy, after reviewing several options.
"Actelis provided NetCologne with the best Ethernet over copper solutions to improve our network's performance," said Oliver Kuhl, project manager at NetCologne, in a statement.
Kuhl said that built into every Ethernet access system the company is deploying Actelis' EFMplus technology, which lets NetCologne reach more customers and provide more enhanced broadband services, while keeping operational and capital expenditures to a minimum.
Joe Manuele, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Actelis, said that by exploiting Actelis' EFMplus technology, which provides increased rate, reach and reliability, NetCologne is now delivering unprecedented symmetrical broadband services to its valued customers.
"Actelis' Ethernet over copper solutions provide NetCologne with greater flexibility, scalability, as well as investment protection, giving them the ability to tailor solutions to meet varying customer requirements, along with the ability to upgrade individual service levels on demand," Manuele said in a statement.
Actelis Networks is a global supplier of Ethernet over copper solutions.
The Actelis Ethernet in the First Mile systems are being shipped and supported by Quante Networks, a Hanover-based telecommunications systems integrator and longtime partner of Actelis.
Quante Networks, a subsidiary of the larger 3M (News - Alert) Group trading in more than 70 countries, provides a full range of telecommunications services across Europe.
Manfred Brandt, managing director of Quante Networks, said the carrier-class redundancy and powerful management features found in Actelis' EFM products as key factors in using the Silicon Valley-based developer for NetCologne's network enhancement.
"Quante Networks is often selected by service providers like NetCologne because of our hard-won reputation for flexibility, quality of service, and resiliency," Brandt said in a statement.
Brandt said that he believes that Actelis' solutions help Quante maintain this reputation, when providing best-in-class Ethernet over copper solutions to European service providers.

Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Amy Tierney


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