Aktino Intros AK5000

Aktino introduces new Ethernet-over-copper platform, the AK5000

June 5, 2006

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CHICAGO -- Aktino, the industry leader in delivery of business-class broadband over copper solutions, today significantly extended its existing product line with the introduction of its new highly scalable and reliable product platform, the AK5000. The new platform dramatically expands carriers’ ability to scale Ethernet services ubiquitously and economically to their entire service area.

Aktino introduced the AK5000 at the Globalcomm trade show here, where the company is exhibiting in Booth #36067. Aktino is the first company to implement MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) techniques on DMT (Discrete Multi Tone)-based copper access platforms, to mitigate crosstalk among copper pairs and ensure robust high bandwidth and a reliable service footprint.

Based on the technology in Aktino’s many successfully deployed MIMO on DMT systems, the new AK5000 is a compact shelf-based platform that provides redundant control cards for bandwidth aggregation, multi-protocol uplinks, and centralized management all designed for large scale deployment. Providing carrier grade reliability superior to currently deployed copper based HDSL DS1 products, the AK5000 provides service to each customer individually with field replaceable line cards. Each 5RU line card slot allows the carrier to provide Ethernet services at symmetrical bandwidths from 5 to 50 Mbps over the industry’s largest service area footprint. The cumulative throughput capacity of the shelf is 1 Gigabit per second of symmetric bandwidth.

“The current generation of Ethernet over copper systems provide very limited scalability and in some cases use ad hoc schemes that don’t really meet carrier’s needs for the long term,” said Bruce Kimble, president and CEO of Aktino. “The AK5000 is a true carrier class platform with the scalability, field replaceability and reliability carriers expect from their mission critical systems. And of course it uses Aktino’s MIMO over DMT technology because for economical and scalable Ethernet services delivery, it’s really all about the footprint.”

“There are two things that are most important to our carrier customers,” Kimble added. “They want to be able to consistently deliver dependable bandwidth across their service area, or in other words to provide the largest consistent service footprint, and they want to do that with a system that scales and is easy to manage. The AK5000 addresses both of those needs.”

Aktino Inc.

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