SOURCE: Ikanos Communications

Ikanos Communications

October 11, 2010 08:00 ET

Ikanos Advances the State-of-the-Art for Broadband Access

G.vector and Other Innovative Technologies to Take Center Stage at Broadband World Forum 2010 -- the World's Largest Broadband Event

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - October 11, 2010) -  Around the world, broadband has rapidly become an important part of consumers' daily lives and integral to communications, commerce, telemedicine, entertainment and much more. How can service providers keep pace with the demand for new bandwidth intensive services and expand the footprint for which these services can be offered? At Broadband World Forum, Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading provider of advance broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home, will showcase a range of new technologies that are designed to enable the cost-effective extension of broadband to even greater numbers of people -- at speeds of one hundred Megabits per second (Mbps) in real world deployment environments.

G.vector is one such technology. During the opening day of the conference, Ikanos will explore how G.vector can change the landscape for broadband access. In a conference session entitled "Advancing the State of the Art -- ITU-T G.vector Standard Surpasses Fiber Performance Over Copper," Ikanos, along with speakers from leading service providers AT&T and Swisscom, and equipment manufacturers Alcatel-Lucent and ZTE, will:

  • examine the G.vector standard, the performance benefits, and the rate and reach advances over shorter and longer loops;

  • discuss processing methods designed to eliminate all crosstalk between copper pairs in a binder, leading to hundreds of Mbps speeds in DSL; and

  • explore the implications and deployment considerations for service providers, for maximized service and reduced operational expense. 

During the event, Ikanos will also demonstrate a number of its latest silicon and software products designed to accelerate deployment and enable the delivery of advanced services over copper infrastructure. Ikanos will have a booth on the exposition floor (Booth H17) and will host private customer meetings during the event.

In addition, Ikanos will discuss the significance of how the G.vector standard is expected to change the landscape for broadband access during a session scheduled for 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 27 in the theatre on the exhibition floor.

"Ikanos has a longstanding history of innovation, defining and bringing to market enabling broadband technologies," said John Quigley, president and CEO at Ikanos. "And by continuing this tradition, we are developing technologies designed to enable service providers to extend extremely high-speed broadband access to even greater numbers of people in regions around the world. We see a place for copper, fiber and wireless distribution of broadband, and we are defining ways to maximize the performance and reliability of each. By developing innovative system level G.vector-based technologies, we are accelerating the introduction of fiber-like performance at what we believe will be a fraction of the deployment costs of fiber-to-the-home networks, resulting in significant reductions in capital expenditures for service providers."

The Broadband World Forum 2010 conference and exposition is scheduled to be held at the CNIT La Defense in Paris, France, October 26-28, 2010. For more information, contact or 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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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 the anticipated functions and benefits of our technologies, including better performance at lower costs, and the expected impact of G.vector on the landscape for broadband access, include, without limitation, market acceptance of the product or technology, the ability of Ikanos to deliver timely all of the features required by carriers to which the Company's products 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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