Actelis Networks, a global supplier of Ethernet over copper solutions that is accelerating everything for service providers, today announced at TIA 2011: Inside the Network that Broadband Accelerators (BBAs) already are helping US service providers deliver high-speed Internet services to residential subscribers who’ve traditionally had little to no access to high-speed Internet services. BBAs allow incumbent carriers to deliver broadband services with greater coverage area to residential subscribers who typically have been underserved or unserved.
“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.”
In its sixth annual broadband report to Congress released last July, the FCC updated its definition of broadband to 4Mbps downstream and 1Mbps upstream. With an Actelis BBA, broadband rates can be boosted by as much as 100% on typical loops and more than 400% on long loops, delivering the necessary bandwidth to meet the FCC’s new broadband goals of 4:1. With simple plug-and-play installation, a BBA is typically placed in the middle of the ADSL loop between the central office and the customer premises. Standards-compliant and environmentally hardened, an Actelis BBA is line powered by the existing POTS infrastructure and can be used on any ADSL/ADSL2/ADSL2+ line.
“The Actelis BBA provides incumbent local exchange carriers with a powerful yet easy-to-install, cost-effective broadband solution that delivers all the necessary bandwidth to browse the Web, email and use video-rich applications such as iChat and Skype,” said Joe Manuele, executive vice president of worldwide sales and customer service. “The fact remains that several residences are located too far from a central office or DSLAM, driving the digital divide and lack of connectivity for tens of millions of Americans. We believe that Actelis’ BBA will revolutionize the industry, giving incumbent service providers of all sizes a solution to close the digital divide and stem the resulting decline in revenue driven by lower customer satisfaction and churn.”