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October 09, 2008

Aktino Hires Charles Evans to Head Up Latin America Expansion

By Patrick Barnard, Senior Web Editor, TMCnet

Aktino (News - Alert), which provides carrier-class bonded copper solutions geared for incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs), has appointed telecom veteran Charles Evans to head up the company's expansion in Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

Evans has 25 years of experience managing telecom companies, having held positions at Nortel (News - Alert), NEC America and ADC Telecommunications. For the past six years he served as vice president of international markets at carrier-over-Ethernet solutions provider Actelis (News - Alert) Networks.

"Charles Evans knows international markets and knows the technology," Aktino CEO Lonnie Martin said in a statement. "He understands how the Aktino value proposition will resonate with providers in the region, and that is going to be invaluable as we expand our global footprint."

Using a combination of asymmetric transmission combined with its Multi-Input-Multi-Output (MIMO) or Discrete MultiTone (DMT (News - Alert)) technology for high per-pair bandwidth, Aktino can deliver up to 100 Mbps Carrier Ethernet or up to 45 Mbps of ATM/TDM bandwidth over existing copper. This lets providers deliver 10 Mbps DSL services; 10, 20 and 50+ Mbps Carrier Ethernet services; or cell site backhaul over existing copper infrastructure.
The technology is particularly attractive to providers in the Central and Latin American regions, where bandwidth demand is outstripping their ability to deliver it quickly. With this technology, carriers can quickly and affordably build out their networks to deliver reliable, ubiquitous service across their entire fiber/copper footprint.

In June, Aktino introduced a repeater for its industry-leading bonded copper equipment that doubles the reach of high-bandwidth backhaul and Ethernet services capacity, enabling bandwidth of more than 50 Mbps over eight copper pairs to as far as 24,000 feet from the central office. It also introduced a 16-pair version geared for DS3 and Ethernet-based backhaul and other applications that can deliver 100 Mbps.

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Patrick Barnard is a contributing writer for TMCnet. To read more of Patrick’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Mae Kowalke