Actelis announces its new ML600 Ethernet Access Device has achieved MEF 9 certification

April 28, 2006

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LONDON -- Actelis Networks® Inc., the leader in Carrier Ethernet over Copper™ solutions, today announced that their new ML600 Ethernet Access Device has achieved MEF 9 certification after successfully completing the MEF 9 testing for all three service types (EPL, EVPL and E-LAN) with Iometrix, the independent certification agency of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF). The announcement was made at Light Reading’s Ethernet Expo in Docklands, in London. Also announced at Ethernet Expo were the first network operators and carriers to complete MEF 9 testing for service providers.

Actelis Networks unveiled its newest Carrier Ethernet Access Device, the ML600, at the CeBIT exposition earlier this year and won the “Metro Product of the Year” at the recent NetEvents conference. The ML600 features advanced Ethernet switching, higher performance over the Ethernet in the First Mile uplink and an optional fiber optic interface to meet the demands of the Ethernet Access market. The new product allows service providers to easily extend the reach of their Metro Ethernet networks over copper or fiber and connect the Ethernet access network to any legacy network without deploying new fiber or upgrading the existing infrastructure or equipment.

Actelis Networks Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) equipment was included in the Carrier Ethernet network configuration that Qwest Communications used to pass MEF 9 for service providers joining the elite first group of service providers to comply with the MEF global Carrier Ethernet service definitions. Both Actelis and Qwest were presented with certificates of compliance during a ceremony at the Light Reading Ethernet Expo conference by Nan Chen, President and Director of the MEF, and Bob Mandeville, President and Founder of Iometrix,. The certification program is a key step for the MEF in its mission to accelerate the adoption of consistent Carrier Ethernet services worldwide.

“The service provider certification program brings the MEF’s certification full circle, by showing that not only can vendors deliver compliant equipment, but that service providers can successfully deploy the equipment to deliver Carrier Ethernet services consistently in networks around the world,” said Bob Mandeville of Iometrix. “Qwest’s certification, which leveraged Actelis’ Carrier Ethernet over Copper products, was unique by the inclusion of Ethernet Access equipment along with core metro switches from another equipment vendor.”

Bob Mandeville also remarked that, “The integration of access and core components from different vendors reflects the spirit of the certification program, which is designed to ensure the interoperability and consistent delivery of Carrier Ethernet services over a variety of network equipment from multiple suppliers.”

Actelis Networks Inc.

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