Ikanos NodeScale(TM) Vectoring VDSL Reference Platform Delivers 110Mbps Service With Full Cancellation in OEM and Carrier Lab

Ikanos NodeScale(TM) Vectoring VDSL Reference Platform Delivers 110Mbps Service 
With Full Cancellation in OEM and Carrier Lab Trials;
Receives First Design Win 
Fully Integrated State-of-the-Art Velocity-3 Chipset Delivers 110Mbps
Up to 500 Meters on 192 Ports; Early Lab Trials Show Superior
Vectoring Performance, Reinforcing VDSL as the Catalyst for the Next
Wave of High-Bandwidth Broadband Services 
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(TM) 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
"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
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." 
With the advances that Ikanos has demonstrated in vectoring, VDSL has
breathed new life into a market longing for the next broadband
breakthrough. The unique architecture of the Velocity-3 chipset,
while providing the full noise cancellation that is the hallmark of
vectored VDSL designs, also delivers superior scalability, allowing
telcos to scale their deployments rapidly and without the costly,
time-intensive rip-and-replace challenges of other broadband
technologies and solutions.  
For more information about Ikanos or the Ikanos Velocity-3 chipset,
contact Ikanos at (510) 979-0400 or 
About Ikanos Communications, Inc.
 Ikanos Communications, Inc.
(NASDAQ: IKAN) is a leading provider of advanced broadband
semiconductor and software products for the digital home. The
company's broadband DSL, communications processors and other
offerings power access infrastructure and customer premises equipment
for many of the world's leading network equipment manufacturers and
telecommunications service providers. For more information, visit 
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