SOURCE: Ikanos Communications

Ikanos Communications

November 18, 2014 09:00 ET

Ikanos Fusiv® Chipset Powers New Multi-Mode LTE CPE Platform From Mako Networks

Certified to Operate on the Sprint Network, the New CPE Targets Multisite Businesses, Retailers, and Franchise Operators Providing Network and Payment Security

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 18, 2014) - Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the connected home, today announced that its powerful Fusiv® gateway processor will be featured in Mako Networks' multi-mode LTE CPE platform certified to operate on the Sprint (NYSE: S) network. This new CPE forms part of Mako's PCI-DSS certified network management system and is optimized to provide the highest level of security for payments and other financial transactions across corporate networks.

Incorporating redundant network interfaces, the Mako CPE heightens reliability, supporting the ability to fail-over to a secondary LTE connection in the event of a network disruption on its primary network connection. Its multi-mode network interface is complemented by a high-performance, dual-band concurrent Wi-Fi wireless router, a powerful firewall, and a host of other technologies designed to help protect businesses -- including multisite businesses, retailers, and franchise operators -- that process, store or transmit credit card data. The CPE integrates seamlessly with Mako Networks' cloud-based Central Management System (CMS), allowing centralized remote access from the cloud for network administration and configuration. 

The introduction of the multi-mode LTE gateway and its certification for deployment on Sprint's network are significant steps for Ikanos, supporting the company's objective to further expand its addressable market to include LTE wireless gateways, augmenting its technology leadership position in wired gateways that are today deployed by top-tier carriers worldwide. The Fusiv® processor's distributed architecture provides carriers with ample headroom for growth, allowing the chip's host processor to support a breadth of carrier-specific applications while using multiple, dedicated acceleration processors to offload functions as diverse as cloud access, high-performance wireless, content distribution within the home or enterprise, and network-attached storage (NAS).

"Our partnership with Ikanos has resulted in what we believe is one of the most full-featured, high-performance multi-mode LTE gateway platforms for small and multi-site businesses," said Simon Gamble, President of Mako Networks North America. "The Fusiv® processor gave us the high performance we were looking for, reduced our componentry, and streamlined our development process."

"The introduction of this multi-mode LTE CPE by our partner, Mako Networks, represents an important milestone for Ikanos, as we execute on our plan for expanding our addressable market beyond DSL connectivity," said Kourosh Amiri, vice president of marketing at Ikanos. "We are excited about this opportunity to partner with the team at Mako Networks on this platform and to collaborate on taking it through its qualification on Sprint's network."

About Mako Networks
Mako Networks provides simple, secure cloud-managed PCI DSS compliant networks for small and multisite businesses and is the world's only internet-connected network vendor to have an end-to-end PCI DSS certification that is extensible to the merchant. Operating internationally from offices in San Francisco, London, Melbourne and Auckland, Mako integrates cloud management and reporting, Internet and Wi-Fi connectivity, 4G failover, VPNs, firewalls, end-to-end PCI DSS certification and content filtering into one, easy-to-manage system. 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 connected 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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