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Ikanos Communications

February 22, 2010 08:00 ET

Ikanos Velocity™ Broadband Chipset Receives Product of the Year Award

INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine Recognizes Product for Advanced Features for IPTV and Lowest Power Design

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - February 22, 2010) - Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home, today announced that Technology Marketing Corporation's (TMC®) INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has named the Ikanos Velocity™ broadband DSL chipset as a recipient of its 2009 Product of the Year Award. The Ikanos Velocity chipset is the industry's lowest power product, providing superior performance with more than 30 percent power savings over competing offerings. In addition, Ikanos Velocity includes Ikanos Quality Video (iQV™) technology, which provides exceptional delivery of data-intensive triple play applications, including multi-channel high-definition (HD) IPTV, high-speed data transmission, video on demand (VoD) and voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

Ikanos Velocity family of robust, high-density central office (CO) devices provide up to 100 Mbps symmetric bandwidth and operate at sub 1 Watt (W) per port -- the lowest power consumption of any A/VDSL device on the market. And the Ikanos Velocity chipsets are the first CO A/VDSL semiconductor devices compliant with European Code of Conduct (CoC) power consumption standards.

"INTERNET TELEPHONY is proud to grant Ikanos Communications a 2009 Product of the Year Award for the Ikanos Velocity family of A/VDSL central office chipsets with Ikanos Quality Video (iQV). Ikanos has proven its commitment to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace," said Rich Tehrani, CEO of TMC. "We're happy to recognize and honor Ikanos for their development of IP communications technology. We look forward to more innovative solutions from them in the future."

Industry's Lowest Power VDSL Chipset

The Velocity chipsets are designed to help equipment manufacturers meet the stringent energy efficiency standards that are emerging in Europe and many parts of Asia, while providing service providers with dramatic cost reductions for electric power and cooling. Fully compliant with the European CoC power consumption levels (L0/L2/L3), the Velocity chipsets' power profile is the industry's lowest at less than 1 W per port.

Ikanos' iQV Technology Enables Superior Stability & Robustness

Ikanos' iQV -- a combination of ITU G.inp compliant retransmission and Rapid Rate Adaptation™ (advanced ITU-T compliant SOS, SRA and Bitswap) technologies -- enables the chipset to intelligently adjust its data rate instantly to provide optimal quality in any line condition. With iQV, IPTV services that may be severely degraded or even dropped by older/less sophisticated chipsets will not only stay connected, but will show no degradation in image quality, even in very noisy conditions. The enhanced capabilities of iQV enable service providers to utilize existing copper infrastructure to deliver bandwidth-intensive applications while addressing link stability, a key concern for service providers when delivering quality sensitive applications, like multiple channels of HD-video, high quality VoIP and other revenue-enhancing advanced features.

Best-in-Class Performance

The symmetrical 100/100 Mbps and asymmetrical 100/50 Mbps Velocity chipsets each provide dramatically improved long-range performance surpassing all loop conditions specified in the Broadband Forum's WT-114 VDSL2 Performance Test Plan. In addition, Ikanos' Velocity chipsets are fully compliant with the WT-115 VDSL2 Functionality Test Plan, while operating in any of the VDSL2 spectral profiles (8, 12, 17 and 30 MHz).

The Velocity chipsets are software compatible to Ikanos' prior generation of CO chipsets, enabling system vendors to seamlessly migrate and take advantage of the performance and stability of Ikanos' Velocity devices. In addition, the Velocity chipsets -- which support all ADSL and VDSL profiles -- are designed to complement Ikanos' line of innovative residential gateway chipsets, including the highly integrated Fusiv® Vx180. When combined in an end-to-end system, these devices enable optimal network performance.

"We are very pleased that the editors at INTERNET TELEPHONY have awarded the Ikanos Velocity broadband VDSL chipsets with their prestigious Product of the Year award," said Craig Garen, COO at Ikanos. "INTERNET TELEPHONY's endorsement validates Ikanos' leadership in providing innovative and robust VDSL access devices that significantly improve performance and stability and dramatically reduce the power required to deliver broadband services around the world."

A complete list of Product of the Year winners is published in the February 2010 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.

About INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine

INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the IP Communications Authority since 1998. Beginning with the first issue in February of 1998, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space. INTERNET TELEPHONY offers rich content from solutions-focused editorial content to reviews on products and services from TMC Labs. INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine reaches more than 225,000 readers, including pass-along readers. For more information, please visit www.itmag.com.

About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN magazines. TMCnet, TMC's web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC produces a number of conferences and expositions including INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO (ITEXPO) along with industry-specific websites. For more information about TMC, visit http://tmcnet.com/.

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 www.ikanos.com.

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