FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/25/13 -- Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home, today reported successful completion of early OEM and carrier lab trials, as well as its first design win, for its innovative Velocity-3 NodeScale Vectoring VDSL chipset. Ikanos' industry-leading central office reference platform leverages the high performance of Velocity-3 to deliver an unparalleled data rate of 110Mbps up to 500 meters across all its 192 ports, ushering in the first copper-based technology proven to offer customers scalable next-generation broadband services. This reference platform can also be configured as a "2x192" design in a single, integrated system providing 384 ports offering sustained 110Mbps data rates on each port -- another first-in-industry solution that allows telcos to speed delivery of high-bandwidth service and applications -- all in a small-footprint, low-cost, and quick-to-deploy architecture.
The fully integrated Ikanos Velocity-3 vectoring chipset for both line card and vectoring card provides the first broadband architecture capable of ensuring SLA-backed broadband services at 110Mbps and above -- or 200Mbps and above for a bonded VDSL pair. While lowering the costs of provisioning high-bandwidth service and applications, the chipset also reduces the cost and complexity of deployment. Thanks to its highly integrated architecture, Velocity-3 requires no external FPGAs or processors, greatly simplifying integration with other system components, lowering overall system cost, reducing power, reducing footprint, and lowering deployment costs.
"Ikanos has a clear vision of delivering network-proven technology that gives carriers a platform for rolling out new revenue-generating services now and in the future," said Teresa Mastrangelo, principal analyst, Broadbandtrends. "Velocity-3 NodeScale vectoring has proven that it can deliver 110Mbps at up to 500 meters, meeting the expressed requirements of carriers that Broadbandtrends recently surveyed. As a practical solution, deployable today wherever copper is already in the ground, Ikanos is helping to advance the broadband industry in the U.S. and around the world."
World-First Vectoring Solution Ready for Lab Testing
Telcos worldwide are poised to deliver a new wave of high-bandwidth applications to customers, and are relying on advances in VDSL technology to drive quantum improvements in their service offerings. With Velocity-3 technology providing the first demonstrated and proven ability to deliver sustained speeds of 110Mbps on a single copper pair, Velocity-3 chipsets are now available for lab testing, enabling telcos to chart a shorter time-to-market for integrated, VDSL-based, central office plus home gateway solutions.
"We're excited about demonstrating proven performance that keeps VDSL in the vanguard of broadband technologies," said Omid Tahernia, president and CEO of Ikanos. "The 2x192 design that we announced today delivers proof that broadband service providers can scale their operations to accommodate the huge pent-up demand for bandwidth that is a challenge for all service providers."
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