Positron acquires Aktino
By Anthony Capkun
May 20, 2009
Continuing the expansion of its fiber optic transmission, Ethernet and Access product portfolio, Positron has acquired Aktino Inc., the developer of carrier-class MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) over discrete multitone (DMT) bonded copper solutions. The technology delivers cost-effective long-reach and high-bandwidth Ethernet and DS3 services over copper infrastructure, says Positron, with the same reliability as fiber infrastructure.
“Aktino’s MIMO-DMT technology and products are deployed by major
carriers to deliver fiber-like SLAs,” explained Claude Brisson, COO of
Positron Inc. “By leveraging existing copper infrastructure, the Aktino
solution enables carriers to deploy Ethernet and DS3 services faster
while obtaining fiber-like bandwidth on a copper budget.”
“Positron has been a market leader in providing high-quality reliable
telecommunication solutions for over 35 years with long-standing
relationships with RBOCs, independent telephone companies and carriers
in North America and globally,” said Hossam Salib, co-founder of
Aktino. “Positron’s technical and corporate strength, and experience in
developing critical applications… are key for the continued
development, support and growth of the Aktino copper bonding MIMO on
The Aktino division will continue to operate from its Irvine, Calif. location.
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