FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:IKAN), a leading developer and provider of Fiber Fast(TM) broadband solutions, today introduced a fully integrated VDSL2 residential gateway reference platform for universal customer premises equipment (CPE) to support triple play applications. The platform -- which is interoperable with ADSL2+, ADSL2, ADSL and VDSL1 -- is designed to deliver the flexibility that carriers need to serve a variety of consumers, from those wanting high-value triple play services to those needing only broadband Internet access.
"Ikanos has provided us with a high-performance design that delivers service assurance for triple play roll-outs," said Phil Simmons, senior vice president of Customer Premises Engineering at Netopia (NASDAQ:NTPA). "By integrating our feature-rich firmware with this powerful platform, we can provide a highly differentiated solution to each of our service provider customers."
The VDSL2 residential gateway reference platform merges the power of Ikanos' Fusiv(R) processor with its Fx(TM)100100S-5 chipset into a single solution that delivers industry-leading 100 Mbps symmetrical throughput. The platform is capable of supporting a number of applications, including VDSL2, ADSL2+, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Wireless Local Area Networking (WLAN), Ethernet switching, data routing, NAT and firewall. By combining so much functionality into a single platform, Ikanos is providing equipment makers with a cost-effective way to quickly roll out new products that serve a wider range of customers.
"We believe the worldwide demand for broadband residential gateways that are capable of supporting IPTV, VoIP, network gaming and other high-bandwidth applications that grow high margin revenue and encourage customer loyalty is growing very rapidly," said IdaRose Sylvester, senior industry analyst at IDC. "An all-in-one residential gateway reference platform solution providing features such as VDSL2 connectivity and other services will help carriers build a strong business case for triple and quadruple play bundles and deliver those services with ease."
Ikanos is the leading supplier of VDSL chipsets, according to IDC's Worldwide DSL and Cable Modem Semiconductor 2005 Vendor Analysis (IDC Doc. #201806, June 2006).
"By combining the power of our VDSL2 chipsets with our industry-leading residential gateway processors, Ikanos is delivering a complete triple play solution to OEMs and ODMs worldwide," said Dean Westman, general manager of Ikanos' Network Products Group. "This new residential gateway platform provides wirespeed VDSL2 and packet processing performance, which is critical for a successful triple play offering."
About Ikanos Communications, Inc.
Ikanos Communications, Inc., develops chipsets that enable carriers to offer Fiber Fast(TM) bandwidth and high-speed network processing for enhanced triple play services. Supporting transmission rates of up to 100 Mbps, Ikanos' line of end-to-end silicon solutions power line terminals, CPE modems and residential gateways for many of the world's leading network equipment manufacturers. Ikanos' solutions enable fast and cost-effective carrier rollouts of interactive broadband services including IPTV.
NOTE: Ikanos Communications, Ikanos, the Ikanos logo, SmartLeap, Eagle, Fusiv, CleverConnect, Ikanos Programmable Operating System, Fx, FxS, VLR and Fiber Fast are among the trademarks or registered trademarks of Ikanos.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risk and uncertainty regarding new product features, projected worldwide demand for broadband CPE, and the Company's continued leadership in delivering high-performance VDSL2 products. This forward-looking statement is subject to a number of assumptions, uncertainties and risks, including market acceptance of new products and the continued growth of Ikanos. One should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. For a further discussion of the risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10- K and most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. We cannot assure that the events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statement will be achieved or occur, nor do we undertake any obligation to update any forward- looking statements for any reason after the date of this press release.
Source: Ikanos Communications, Inc.