Ikanos Demonstrates 300Mbps Throughput at 200 Meters on a Single-Pair Copper Line, Further Raising the VDSL Rate-Reach

Ikanos Demonstrates 300Mbps Throughput at 200 Meters on a Single-Pair Copper 
Line, Further Raising the VDSL Rate-Reach Performance Bar 
Ikanos Existing High-Performance Chipsets Enable
Fiber-to-the-Distribution-Point (FTTdp) Deployments, Using Existing
Copper Infrastructure to Complement Carriers' Fiber Networks 
FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/25/13 --   Ikanos Communications,
Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading provider of advanced broadband
semiconductor and software products for the digital home, today
reported that it has once again raised the bar on VDSL rate-reach
performance by achieving an aggregate throughput of 300Mbps over a
standard single-pair copper cable up to a distance of 200 meters
(short-loop) using its existing VDSL chipsets. This demonstration
follows the recent successful completion of multiple top-tier OEM and
carrier lab trials in which the company's Velocity-3 central-office
(CO) chipset has been given high marks for achieving 150Mbps
aggregate throughput (110Mbps downstream and 40Mbps upstream) at a
distance of 500 meters in a 192-port reference DSLAM system. This new
short-loop demonstration further extends Ikanos' industry leadership
in rate-reach performance, offering carriers best-in-class VDSL
technology covering a wide range of distances. As a significant step
towards G.Fast, Ikanos' fiber-to-the-distribution-point (FTTdp)
solution leverages the company's current chipset to offer
industry-leading short-loop performance, thereby creating an
immediate opportunity for carriers to enhance their broadband service
offering, and better compete against the MSOs. 
The significance of this high-throughput, short-loop performance is
most visible in FTTdp deployments. In a notable percentage of certain
carrier's fiber deployments, the carrier is unable to reach all the
way inside a subscriber's residence, typically because the home or
building owner does not allow the construction required to lay the
additional fiber. In these situations, often the most economical
option is to cover the remaining distance (typically 100-200m) using
the existing copper infrastructure. For such fiber deployments in
which gigabit broadband connectivity is the desired outcome, carriers
are looking for technologies that maximize the performance on copper
lines and achieve as close a throughput to fiber-to-the-home (FTTH)
as possible. This is where Ikanos' performance leadership and
demonstration of 300Mbps aggregate throughput at 200 meters -- or
even higher bandwidth at shorter distances -- have attracted
carriers' interest globally. 
"Ikanos has a history of challenging the industry by pushing the
performance envelope and continuing to raise the bar on our
competition," said Kourosh Amiri, vice president of marketing at
Ikanos. "With Velocity-3, in a matter of a few months, we have
received widespread recognition of our industry leadership in
performance and scalability for high-port-count deployments of 192
lines (scalable up to 384), at distances reaching 500 meters and
beyond. While the G.Fast promise of gigabit performance is still on
the horizon, our ability to demonstrate hundreds of megabits for
lower-port-count short-loop configurations using our currently
shipping CPE and CO silicon establishes Ikanos as the leader in the
'pre-G.Fast' era, as we enable telcos to remain competitive against
mounting pressure from MSOs and continue to enhance the consumer DSL
broadband experience." 
The 300Mbps aggregate throughput has been demonstrated on Ikanos'
industry-leading Vx185 family of communication processors for CPE
with Fusiv(TM) architecture. Multiple CO configurations will be
offered ranging from single-port up to 192 ports. To inquire about
Ikanos' FTTdp solutions or schedule a demonstration, please contact
Ikanos at www.ikanos.com. 
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
www.ikanos.com. 
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