Westell Limited, the convergence gateways and broadband access solutions specialist, today announced that Ikanos Communications, Inc.'s VDSL2 chipsets will power its initial UltraLine Series3 multiservice residential gateway. The UltraLine Series3 is currently being offered to major telecommunications companies and is a key component in major fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) deployments.
Westell selected Ikanos' Fx100100S-5 VDSL2 CPE chipset because it offers unrivalled triple play experience for consumers with integrated Quality of Service (QoS) and enhanced impulse noise protection schemes. Additionally, the Fx100100S-5 is the first chipset in the industry to be optimised for IPTV delivery.
"Ikanos' high-performance VDSL2 solution is ideal for broadband intensive applications," said Westell's Product Line Director, Scott Voegele. "The Fx100100S-5 chipset provides field-proven performance for FTTH applications and 100 Mbps symmetrical throughput. These features are absolute requirements for the carriers we are supporting."
Westell introduced the UltraLine Series3 earlier this year as one of the only line of residential gateways in the industry to support the most recent advances in wide area network (WAN) solutions. The UltraLine Series3 supports the highest rate VDSL2 (30a) profile and is capable of bi-directional 100 Mbps traffic over short distances. The higher throughput VDSL2 30a profile is ideal for multiple dwelling unit (MDU) applications and green field scenarios.
"Westell is one of the top broadband customer premises equipment manufacturers in the world, so it is a great privilege to work with them on this solution," said Vice President and General Manager for Ikanos' Gateway Products Group, Dean Westman. "Being selected for broadband deployment is a testament to the advanced capabilities of our VDSL2 chipsets."