SOURCE: Ikanos Communications

Ikanos Communications

January 06, 2010 08:00 ET

Ikanos' Processors Power Advanced Wireless, Voice and Data Services Across India

Solos™ Communications Processors Selected by Teracom for Advanced Customer Premises Equipment

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - January 6, 2010) - Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home, today announced that Teracom Ltd. has selected the Ikanos Solos™ communications processors as the core of its high-performance integrated access devices (IADs). These products will be used to extend advanced wireless, voice and data services to millions of consumers throughout India, and other countries in the region.

"We chose the Ikanos Solos communications processors because they were the most cost effective turnkey solution in the market, meeting the requirements of our carriers," said Rajeev Venkat, director at Teracom. "With Ikanos' semiconductors and development tools, Teracom was able to rapidly develop and deliver a product ideally suited to the needs of the service provider market, one that supports high quality VoIP, wireless networking and advanced data services. Teracom counts some of the most demanding carriers in the region as customers, including the largest, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL)."

Ikanos' Solos family of chipsets are designed to reduce the total cost of ownership and time to market for network equipment manufacturers, allowing them to aggressively target new business opportunities and invest more heavily in the creation of value-added features. To accelerate the time to market, Ikanos provides Integrated Software on Silicon (ISOS®), a comprehensive suite of embedded broadband communications software that enables product customization and reduces first-time and subsequent design cycles. ISOS includes all key communications protocol stacks along with integrated applications, such as fully integrated firewall and network address translation (NAT) for secure LAN/WAN activities. Additionally, ISOS incorporates universal plug-and-play capabilities for home and office network connectivity and additional security features.

The latest addition to the Solos family -- Solos-WV2 (CX94616) -- is a powerful single channel communications processor for integrated voice and data services. The chipset includes an ARM™-core, integrated voice processing and 802.11b/g wireless networking. In addition, the product supports 802.11n applications.

"Teracom plays a critical role in the deployment of broadband services in India and provides much of the equipment in this dynamic and growing region," said Craig Garen, COO at Ikanos. "We look forward to helping Teracom launch this new family of broadband products, and developing subsequent generations on the Ikanos semiconductor and software platform."

About Teracom Ltd.

Teracom Ltd. designs and manufactures innovative broadband technology solutions in technologies like DSL, GEPON, WiMax and 3G to enable telecommunications at very high speeds. Teracom products are enabling emerging and leading communications service providers to deliver Broadband Services to the rapidly growing Broadband Subscriber base. For more information, visit,

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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Cautionary Statement

All statements included or incorporated by reference in this press release, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry and business, management's beliefs, and certain assumptions, all of which are subject to change. Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "should," "would," "could," "potential," "continue," "ongoing," similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. Important factors that may cause such a difference with respect to Teracom's deployment, and the adoption of equipment using the Solos communications processors include, without limitation, market acceptance of the product, the ability of Ikanos to deliver timely all of the features required by carriers in each region in which the product will be sold, and the ability to meet competitors' pricing. 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 Ikanos' Annual Reports on Form 10-K and its most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Ikanos Communications cannot assure that the events and circumstances reflected in any forward-looking statements will be achieved or occur, nor does Ikanos Communications undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements for any reason after the date of this press release.

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