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KKF.net AG Grabs Intranet Service Bundle

Competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) KKF.net AG Tuesday selected NETOPIA Inc.'s (NTPA) R7200 SDSL router for its new "Speedconnect" business-class symmetric digital subscriber line service.

KKF.net is the first German CLEC to offer SDSL and will launch the new service in Germany by the end of the month.

The leading DSL Net equipment and platform supplier's router is a business-class SDSL router, interoperable with the Nokia (NOK) ATM/DSL D50 Speedlink DSLAM which KKF.net deploys in more then 20 of its central offices.

Because it is based on Netopia's R-series router architecture, the R7200 is distinguished in the DSL marketplace by its feature set which includes built-in security, ISDN and Analog dial backup and multiple management, routing and diagnostic tools. This feature set delivers unique levels of value and promises greater reliability to the small business end user, according to Netopia.

SDSL technology enables inexpensive, high-speed digital transmission over regular copper phone lines. Because it provides a fully symmetric and constant connection, SDSL is primarily used for business applications that require high bandwidth in both directions, such as file transfer and access to a corporate intranet.

"We are extremely pleased to become a partner of Netopia, as their R7200 SDSL router offers a combination of features that are highly valued by businesses, including ease-of-management, unique expandability and business-class routing," said Marc Keilwerth, general manager at KKF.net.

Speedconnect, KKF.net's new SDSL service for German businesses, offers high speed Internet access for a fixed or flat-rate fee that includes a telephone line, connectivity and a Netopia R7200 router.

Netopia Inc. develops, markets and supports Internet and electronic commerce infrastructure for small and medium-size businesses all over the world.