Ikanos Velocity(R)-Uni VDSL2 Chipset Selected by Tier-One OEM to Enable Fiber-to-the-Distribution-Point (FTTdp) Applications

Ikanos Velocity(R)-Uni VDSL2 Chipset Selected by Tier-One OEM to Enable Fiber-to-the-Distribution-Point (FTTdp) Applications 
Velocity(TM)-Uni, Combined With Ikanos Fusiv(R) Vx185 Home Gateway
Processor, Delivers Up to 300Mbps Aggregate Performance, Driving
Best-in-Class Broadband Data Rates for the Connected Home 
FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/18/13 --   Ikanos Communications,
Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading provider of advanced broadband
semiconductor and software products for the digital home, today
announced that a tier-one OEM has selected the latest member of the
Ikanos Velocity(R) processor family, Velocity(TM)-Uni, for its
next-generation Passive Optical Network (PON) Optical Network
Terminal (ONT) targeting FTTdp deployments. The combined unit
functions as a media converter, terminating a PON fiber access line
at the neighborhood distribution point and connecting to a
standards-based VDSL2 gateway in the subscriber's residence. The
single-port Velocity(TM)-Uni, when used in tandem with a Fusiv(R)
Vx185-based home gateway, can deliver up to 300Mbps aggregate
(combining upstream and downstream) line rate in FTTdp applications,
at a distance of up to 200 meters. In addition, the low-power
operation of Velocity(TM)-Uni enables reverse powering, in which the
power needed for the media converter is supplied by the home gateway
over the same copper line carrying the VDSL2 service. 
The superior performance of the Velocity(TM)-Uni VDSL2 chipset
enables carriers to leverage their existing copper infrastructure for
FTTdp applications -- where extending fiber from the distribution
point to the subscriber's residence is either prohibitively expensive
or the subscriber refuses to allow underground trenching through his
property, connection through exterior walls, or in-residence fiber
runs. With Velocity(TM)-Uni's 300Mbps aggregate line rate capability
up to a distance of 200 meters, carriers can support a performance
level comparable to that of fiber, at a fraction of the cost, for
applications in which fiber cannot be extended to an ONT inside the
subscriber's residence. 
"We are pleased to announce our first tier-one design win for
Velocity(TM)-Uni only a few weeks after its official launch at this
year's Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam," said Kou
rosh Amiri, vice
president of worldwide marketing at Ikanos. "While the industry
prepares for the migration to, the next performance node in
the evolution of the DSL standard, Ikanos has shown that providing
data rates comparable to those of fiber for FTTdp deployments is
achievable today with VDSL2, using its existing products, such as the
Velocity(TM)-Uni and Fusiv(R) Vx185 chipset."  
Velocity(TM)-Uni is sampling now. Volume production is expected in
first quarter of 2014. For additional information about pricing and
availability, please contact Ikanos at 
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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