SOURCE: Ikanos Communications

Ikanos Communications

January 26, 2015 09:00 ET

Ikanos Joins HGI Board of Directors

Ikanos' Pramod Kaluskar Will Join Members From British Telecom, Telecom Italia, Deutsche Telekom, NEC, and NTT in Accelerating Standards for the Connected Home

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 26, 2015) - Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the connected home, today announced that Pramod Kaluskar, systems architect at Ikanos, has been elected by HGI to join its Board of Directors. Kaluskar's connected-home expertise will help strengthen HGI's focus on interconnecting the home network with the internet and providing value-added services to streamline the transition to the connected home. Ikanos joins existing HGI board members from BT, Telecom Italia, Deutsche Telekom, DSP Group, NEC, NTT and Advanced Digital Broadcast S.A.

"As a leading provider of broadband access and home gateway solutions, and with a track record of creating innovative products for the advancement of the connected home, Ikanos is honored to be collaborating with HGI leadership in helping to establish the standards and technology that will define the connected home as it takes shape," said Kaluskar.

HGI publishes requirements for the digital home, including home gateways, media gateways, end-to-end services (including software infrastructure and applications), and home networking devices that connect consumers to services. Ikanos has been contributing to HGI requirements and developing products in accordance with HGI requirements for many years.

About HGI
The HGI, founded in 2004 by nine telecom operators, is shaping the next generation of internet and voice services. Starting from use-cases and service needs, the HGI sets requirements for Home Gateways, infrastructure devices and the home network. The HGI now has members from across the globe, representing the entire spectrum of players in the broadband home area.

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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