FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 8, 2012) - Actelis®, The Broadband Acceleration Company™, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named the Actelis Broadband Accelerator (BBA) recipient of the 2012 NGN Leadership Award. Presented by its publications, INTERNET TELEPHONY and Next Gen Mobility, the 2012 NGN Leadership Award has recognized the growth, evolution and distinction between the applications and services designed for next-generation networks and the enabling technologies that make them possible.
"Actelis has been recognized for its broadband acceleration technology, which can transform the ability of the telecom industry to deliver universal broadband. The Actelis BBA has demonstrated that meeting the demand for higher bandwidth and offering broadband services where little to none were previously available does not need to be associated with very high cost and several years of delay," commented Rich Tehrani, CEO at TMC. "We are pleased to honor Actelis for driving the next generation of technologies that will accelerate every carrier's ability to meet customer demand."
Although copper networks delivered broadband over DSL to more than 370 million subscribers at the end of 2011, according to Jeff Heynen, directing analyst of broadband access and video at Infonetics Research, there remains a vast digital divide around the world. But since the BBA leverages the existing copper infrastructure, it allows carriers to immediately turn up broadband services to underserved and unserved customers. As a result, Actelis believes that with its field-proven, award-winning BBA carriers can quickly bridge this divide, whether the digital divide is defined as business or residential customers not getting enough bandwidth or not getting any broadband service.
"Leveraging the existing copper-based infrastructure to provide the desired broadband experience at a price point that ensures affordability for the customer and a reasonable ROI for the carriers is a critical requirement," said Vivek Ragavan, president and CEO of Actelis. "Our broadband acceleration technology is tantamount to a winning formula for carriers. It helps them immediately bridge the digital divide by leveraging their existing infrastructure, minimizing capital and operating costs, reducing customer churn, reaching new customers with broadband services, and generating additional revenue. We're delighted the Actelis BBA is being quickly adopted by carriers and recognized by industry experts like TMC."
The NGN Leadership Award winners are featured in Next Gen Mobility's September 2012 issue as well as INTERNET TELEPHONY's website, www.itmag.com, and Next Gen Mobility's website, www.nextgenmobilitymag.com.
Actelis®, The Broadband Acceleration Company™, is the global market leader and innovator in developing and manufacturing universal broadband solutions for telecom service providers, enterprises and municipalities. Deployed by more than 350 customers, Actelis is accelerating broadband services to business and residential subscribers through award-winning products and technologies, including the Broadband Accelerator (BBA), EFMplus™, Dynamic Rate Boost (DRB) and Dynamic Spectral Shaping (DSS). These unique, patented technologies enable service providers to deliver broadband services with the greatest rate, reach and reliability over existing infrastructures. Actelis® and Actelis Networks® are registered trademarks. The Broadband Acceleration Company™, EFMplus™ and MetaASSIST™ are trademarks of Actelis. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. Learn more at www.actelis.com. Follow Actelis on Twitter at www.twitter.com/actelis.