SOURCE: Ikanos Communications

Ikanos Communications

February 24, 2014 02:55 ET

Comtrend Selects Ikanos Fusiv® Multi-Mode Gateway Processor to Power Its Next-Generation LTE Home Gateway Platform

Ikanos Vx575 Processor Enables the New Comtrend Platform to Support LTE Service at up to Category 7 Data Rates

BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2014) - Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home, today announced its first LTE gateway design win for the recently introduced Fusiv® Vx575 chipset. Comtrend, a leading global provider of advanced networking solutions, selected the Fusiv® Vx575 processor for its next-generation LTE gateway platform. The announcement marks a major move by Ikanos to expand its suite of high-performance gateway processors beyond the DSL market and into the growing wireless segment, which continues to experience one of the highest compounded annual growth rates among networking technologies.

Powered by the Ikanos Vx575 family processors, the Comtrend platform is one of the first residential gateways in the industry to support Category 7 LTE data rates, reaching up to an aggregate rate of 400Mbps. In addition to the ten high-performance and low-power Fusiv® co-processor engines, the architecture is designed with a high-performance SMP dual-core CPU subsystem. Each CPU packs up to 1.2GHz of processing power for carrier and OEM customization and differentiation.

The design win with Comtrend reaffirms Ikanos' market-leading position in intelligent gateway technology and expands the company's addressable market to include LTE wireless gateways. The Fusiv® processor's distributed architecture provides solution providers sufficient headroom for growth, allowing the chip's host processors to support a breadth of carrier-specific applications while using multiple dedicated co-processors to off-load functions as diverse as cloud access, high-performance wireless content distribution within the home or enterprise, and network-attached storage (NAS). In addition, the platform also supports carrier-grade voice functionality (VoLTE).

"Our partnership with Ikanos has resulted in what we believe will be one of the most full-featured, highest-performing LTE residential gateways in the market," said John Hsieh, Marketing Director for Comtrend. "LTE is driving massive growth in demand for high-powered home gateways. Ikanos' multi-mode gateway platform is a great enabler for us to address this market demand, while creating the foundation for addressing multiple WAN access technologies in our residential gateway roadmap."

"We are very happy to be selected by Comtrend as the processor of choice for its next-generation LTE gateway platform," said Kourosh Amiri, Vice President of Marketing at Ikanos. "The introduction of the Vx57x multi-mode gateway processor family at CES earlier this year was a major step for Ikanos in expanding our addressable market beyond DSL, which has historically been the focus of the company. We are very excited about this collaboration with Comtrend, as they share our vision and commitment to bringing highly innovative broadband gateway solutions to the market."


The new Ikanos-based LTE gateway platform from Comtrend will be available in the second quarter of 2014. 

About Comtrend
Founded in 1990, Comtrend has become one of the leading global providers of advanced networking solutions. Totaling more than 20 million CPE and new software services, Comtrend is the technology partner of choice for carriers worldwide. Comtrend designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of networking equipment consisting of bonded DSL, both ADSL2+ and VDSL2, as well as GPON, STBs, VOIP and home networking technologies. Bringing value to consumers through our service provider customers across the world, Comtrend is committed to industry standards, interoperability and market-leading performance. Comtrend's vision is to bring people together with technology through a focus on innovation and superior service. The company has its North American headquarters in Irvine, California. For more information please 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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