Friday, February 22, 2008

VDSL2 chipsets drive

Chipsets are designed to deliver the highest throughput and density with the lowest power consumption per port

Softbank BB Corp has named Ikanos as the exclusive provider of multimode VDSL2 central office (CO) and customer premises equipment (CPE) chipsets to power its new, fibre to the remote (FTTR) deployment in Japan. Softbank BB Corp selected Ikanos' Fx10050-5 CO and Fx10050S-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', says 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 fibre to the remote (FTTR) roll-out schedule'.

'Having previously worked with Ikanos on our fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) deployments, we recognised 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', says 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', says 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'.

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