SOURCE: Ikanos Communications

Ikanos Communications

November 18, 2013 09:25 ET

Ikanos Velocity®-Uni VDSL2 Chipset Selected by Tier-One OEM to Enable Fiber-to-the-Distribution-Point (FTTdp) Applications

Velocity™-Uni, Combined With Ikanos Fusiv® Vx185 Home Gateway Processor, Delivers Up to 300Mbps Aggregate Performance, Driving Best-in-Class Broadband Data Rates for the Connected Home

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 18, 2013) - Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home, today announced that a tier-one OEM has selected the latest member of the Ikanos Velocity® processor family, Velocity™-Uni, for its next-generation Passive Optical Network (PON) Optical Network Terminal (ONT) targeting FTTdp deployments. The combined unit functions as a media converter, terminating a PON fiber access line at the neighborhood distribution point and connecting to a standards-based VDSL2 gateway in the subscriber's residence. The single-port Velocity™-Uni, when used in tandem with a Fusiv® Vx185-based home gateway, can deliver up to 300Mbps aggregate (combining upstream and downstream) line rate in FTTdp applications, at a distance of up to 200 meters. In addition, the low-power operation of Velocity™-Uni enables reverse powering, in which the power needed for the media converter is supplied by the home gateway over the same copper line carrying the VDSL2 service.

The superior performance of the Velocity™-Uni VDSL2 chipset enables carriers to leverage their existing copper infrastructure for FTTdp applications -- where extending fiber from the distribution point to the subscriber's residence is either prohibitively expensive or the subscriber refuses to allow underground trenching through his property, connection through exterior walls, or in-residence fiber runs. With Velocity™-Uni's 300Mbps aggregate line rate capability up to a distance of 200 meters, carriers can support a performance level comparable to that of fiber, at a fraction of the cost, for applications in which fiber cannot be extended to an ONT inside the subscriber's residence.

"We are pleased to announce our first tier-one design win for Velocity™-Uni only a few weeks after its official launch at this year's Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam," said Kourosh Amiri, vice president of worldwide marketing at Ikanos. "While the industry prepares for the migration to, the next performance node in the evolution of the DSL standard, Ikanos has shown that providing data rates comparable to those of fiber for FTTdp deployments is achievable today with VDSL2, using its existing products, such as the Velocity™-Uni and Fusiv® Vx185 chipset."

Velocity™-Uni is sampling now. Volume production is expected in first quarter of 2014. For additional information about pricing and availability, please contact Ikanos at

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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