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November 16, 2010
Positronís AK5RS Deciphers Sacred Windís Ultra Long Reach and Escalating Bandwidth Puzzle

NEWPORT, CALIFORNIA, November 16, 2010 – Positron Access, a leader in asymmetric/symmetric MIMO-on-DMT technology, announced today its continuous advancement in helping Sacred Wind Communications extend its broadband services with the introduction of two new products, the AK5RS eight pair repeater and the AK5NTE, complimenting their widely deployed Carrier Ethernet AK5000 product family.

Minimal Capex/Opex
Sacred Wind is able to deliver premium high bandwidth ADSL services to more Navajo community SOHO customers with minimum capital expenditure using Positron’s environmentally hardened line powered AK5RS eight pair repeater that extends 50+ Mbps beyond 26 Kft to remote locations over copper. Positron accomplished this high performance improvement by harnessing the unique advantages of its patented MIMO-on-DMT technology in both downstream and upstream directions. To serve the same distance, competing solutions require many repeaters, which increase the operational and maintenance costs of the service provider.

Spectrally Friendly, Reliable and Resilient
“Positron’s AK525 bonded-copper product combined with the AK5RS repeater is the only reliable solution to reach our long distance remote DSLAMs with only one repeater,” says Ben Romero, Network VP for Sacred Wind Communications. “In addition, the Aktino solution is spectrally friendly to our revenue generating ADSL/VDSL services. There is no need to segregate or manage services on our copper plant, as required with other bonded-copper solutions. It adds up to simplifying installations and lowering cost operations.”

“Positron is pleased to offer Sacred Wind a sensible and straightforward long-reach DSLAM backhaul solution compatible with a wide array of DSLAMs/BDLCs”, says Hossam Salib, VP Marketing for Positron. “The asymmetric nature of DSLAM data traffic where download capacity is at a premium, is well served by the unique asymmetric capability of the Aktino solution. Sacred Wind can now cost-effectively and efficiently offer high bandwidth premium services to previously un-served and under served remote customers.”

The AK5NTE network termination equipment is a self-contained local or line powered unit built in an environmentally hardened enclosure. The AK5RS and AK5NTE can be deployed in remote locations where space is a constraint or in applications where the cabinet is sealed, supporting a variety of field installations, including pole, wall and floor mount. Both products were tested to meet Telcordia’s GR-487 requirements and comply with the applicable MEF standards.

About Sacred Wind Communications
Sacred Wind Communications is a privately owned New Mexico-based company, dedicated to improving telecommunications services to rural areas within New Mexico. Focused primarily on introducing basic telephone services to the thousands of underserved homes on Navajo lands, Sacred Wind also has the intent and mission of improving the most advanced services, including high speed Internet services, to Navajo, non-Navajo residents, governmental entities and business in its territory. For more information, please visit

About Positron Access Solutions
Founded in 1970, Positron, a member of the Metro Ethernet Forum, develops and manufactures telecommunications equipment including Aktino carrier-class bonded copper solutions and fiber optic transmission equipment for SONET/SDH and packet-based carrier networks for applications including Mobile Backhaul, Metro Ethernet Networks, Core transport networks, access and edge aggregation, and triple-play backhaul. The Converged Access portfolio includes the pseudowire based AEX-50/100 for the edge of access and metro networks. Positron's global footprint extends from the United States and Canada through Europe, Latin America, Australia, Asia and the South Pacific.

For more information, please contact:
Mireille Alvo - Marketing Specialist
Tel: (514) 345-2220 x2906

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