Ikanos Introduces Next-Generation G.fast Platform
The New Scalable Ikanos Neos(TM) Architecture Supports Various Port
Configurations and Provides Industry-Leading Power Profile and Noise
FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/21/13 -- Ikanos Communications,
Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading provider of advanced broadband
semiconductor and software products for the digital home, today
announced that it will be showcasing its next-generation DSL platform
-- designed to support the G.fast protocol -- at Broadband World
Forum in Amsterdam, October 22-24. G.fast represents the next
performance node in the evolution of the DSL standard, defined to
support gigabit rates over standard copper lines. The new Ikanos
Neos(TM) architecture leverages the company's state-of-the-art
ultra-low-power analog technology to create market-leading
power-per-port performance, while achieving the gigabit data-rate
requirements outlined in the impending G.fast standard specification.
In addition, this new architecture is designed with unique features
that ensure high transmission reliability and line stability in
high-data-rate vectored environments.
Earlier this year Ikanos demonstrated its performance leadership by
achieving an aggregate data rate of 150Mbps at a distance of 500
meters in a 192-port DSLAM configuration, as validated in multiple
OEM and carrier lab trials. Additionally, the company had
demonstrated 300Mbps aggregate performance at 200 meters ideal for
short-loop FTTdp deployments. With the introduction of its
next-generation G.fast capable platform, Ikanos is once again
establishing its technology leadership, with an architecture that is
designed to support all the CPE and CO requirements in the G.fast
specification, including line-power, VDSL2 fallback, and G.vector,
configurable as single or multi-port. With the Neos(TM) architecture,
and the ensuing CPE and CO products, Ikanos' product portfolio will
span the full range of FTTx deployments with industry-leading
rate-reach performance, as well as scalability in distance,
throughput, and port-count.
As consumer demand for higher bandwidth continues its rapid growth,
the emergence of G.fast enables telcos to leverage the existing
copper infrastructure and deliver on the promise of gigabit
connectivity, without having to burden themselves with the large
capital expenditures typical of FTTH deployments. Today's
announcement by Ikanos once again puts the company at the forefront
of DSL technology to drive the adoption and implementation of the
G.fast standard, and to empower global carriers with state-of-the-art
gigabit broadband capabilities.
"The introduction of our next-generation G.fast platform is a
testament to Ikanos' commitment to advancements in DSL technology and
to our dedication to driving the industry forward while bringing
innovative and differentiated products to our customers," said Omid
Tahernia, president and CEO at Ikanos. "To us G.fast is not simply
the next step in the evolution of the DSL standard. G.fast enables
the realization of a vision where hybrid fiber-copper networks turn
the promise of gigabit broadband into reality for telcos, effectively
eliminating the need for costly FTTH deployments. While Ikanos has
been at the forefront of driving the G.fast standardization efforts
and is a strong advocate of standards compliancy and
interoperability, we have maintained our focus on innovation and
believe our G.fast family of products will bring unique and
differentiated power profiles and robust transmission features to our
customers, putting Ikanos in a leading position as the industry
adopts the new standard."
Ikanos will be showcasing
its next-generation G.fast development platform at Broadband World
Forum 2013, held Oct 22-24, in Amsterdam. Prototype availability is
scheduled for the second quarter of 2014.
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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