Ikanos Named Exclusive VDSL2 Chipset Provider to SOFTBANK BB Corp.
Fifth Generation CO and CPE Chipsets to Power New Fiber to the Remote (FTTR) Deployment
SOFTBANK BB Corp. selected Ikanos' Fx™10050-5 CO and Fx™10050S-5 CPE chipsets, which are designed to deliver the highest throughput and density with the lowest power consumption per port. The chipsets will be used in CO and CPE platforms and will offer significantly higher bandwidth than currently deployed ADSLx technologies, thus facilitating future deployment of revenue-enhancing services such as triple play. The new platforms are also backward compatible with deployed VDSL chipsets, thus facilitating a smoother infrastructure upgrade.
"Ikanos' VDSL2 chipsets are technically superior to other solutions on the market today," said Mr. Takenori Kobayashi, director of the Access Technology Department at SOFTBANK BB Corp. "We needed a feature-rich, end-to-end solution to support our aggressive Fiber to the Remote (FTTR) roll-out schedule. Having previously worked with Ikanos on our fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) deployments, we recognized that Ikanos' chipsets deliver the industry's best performance, density and power and can support the evolving high-value broadband services we provide our customers."
"Japan is a very dynamic broadband market, with incredible demand from consumers for advanced communications and entertainment services," said Jeff Heynen, directing analyst, Broadband and IPTV at Infonetics Research. "Ikanos is well positioned to continue increasing its technology and market leadership in Japan by delivering the industry's most powerful solution for supporting new service offerings now and into the future."
"We are delighted that SOFTBANK BB Corp. has selected Ikanos for their next broadband access network deployments," said Michael A. Ricci, president and CEO of Ikanos. "Ikanos is an established leader in the VDSL2 market. Our fifth-generation VDSL2 CO and CPE chipsets strengthen this lead by delivering highly differentiated features to support cutting-edge services, such as IPTV and triple play."
About SOFTBANK BB Corp.
SOFTBANK BB Corp. provides technology development, sales, and support for Yahoo! BB hikari comprehensive broadband service and other various content services. SOFTBANK BB Corp. also provides IT-related distribution and services, and general management of various business operating companies in the areas of broadband and e-commerce businesses.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, implementation and commercial success of the technologies described in this release could differ from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements concerning the currently expected or anticipated benefits of using Ikanos' chipset in combination with SOFTBANK BB's next generation broadband access technologies. Risks and uncertainties that could cause the benefits and success of this combination of these technologies to differ from what is currently expected include, without limitation, different performance of Ikanos' products in the field that has been demonstrated in qualification process, improvements in competitors' technologies and changes in SOFTBANK BB's deployment plans. For a further discussion of the risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. We cannot assure that the events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statement will be achieved or occur, nor do we undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements for any reason after the date of this press release.
Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN) develops chipsets that enable carriers to offer Fiber Fast™ bandwidth and Gigabit network processing for enhanced triple play services. Ikanos' multi-mode VDSL2/ADSLx and network processor solutions power access infrastructure and customer premises equipment for many of the world's leading network equipment manufacturers. Ikanos' solutions enable fast and cost-effective carrier rollouts of interactive broadband services, including IPTV. For more information, visit visit www.ikanos.com.
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