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January 21, 2014 11:48 ET

Lantiq and ASSIA Join Forces to Make Vectoring Implementation Faster and Easier

Collaboration Agreement Enables Service Providers to Quickly Transition to High Performing Vectored VDSL Networks

MUNICH, GERMANY and REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 21, 2014) - Lantiq, which offers the broadest portfolio of highly integrated, flexible end-to-end semiconductor solutions for next-generation networks and the digital home, and ASSIA Inc., a leading solutions company for broadband service providers, today announced a collaboration and cross-license agreement for the management of vectored systems.

Service providers worldwide are investing in broadband technologies that use existing copper infrastructure and are transitioning from ADSL to next-generation VDSL and vectored VDSL networks. Vectored VDSL networks, which deliver speeds of more than 100 Mbps, represent a short time-to-revenue and cost-effective response to the rapid growth in consumer demand for broadband. Service providers planning to offer vectored VDSL services include Deutsche Telekom, AT&T, Belgacom, KPN and Swisscom.

Lantiq has shipped nearly two million vectored VDSL ports to its DSLAM vendor customers. ASSIA's DSL Expresse® management software manages approximately 20 percent of all DSLs worldwide. The combination of DSL Expresse Smart Vectoring management software with Lantiq vectored VDSL chipsets enables broadband service providers to automatically plan, predict, manage and optimize the performance of their vectored VDSL networks, thereby ensuring the best possible customer experience and maximizing their return on investment. 

"By collaborating with ASSIA, we expect to leverage the full benefits of vectored VDSL, regardless of deployment scenario, and to set the highest standards for product performance for our customers," said Lantiq CEO Dan Artusi. "The agreement also assures substantial IP protection for customer deployments based on Lantiq chipsets and ASSIA software tools." 

"ASSIA is delighted to be working with Lantiq on the products and solutions that make the deployment and management of vectored VDSL networks easier and faster," said ASSIA CEO and Chairman, Dr. John Cioffi. "As a result of this agreement, service providers worldwide have the opportunity to improve customer experience and economically deliver high-performance broadband services to the digital home."

Availability

Lantiq Vectoring solutions are available and deployed in volume production.
Additional information on the cross-licensing agreement is available on the Lantiq webpage.

About Lantiq

Lantiq, a leading supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies, offers a broad and innovative semiconductor product portfolio for next-generation networks and the digital home. More Information about Lantiq is available on our Website or via Twitter @Lantiq and YouTube.

About ASSIA, Inc.

Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment, Inc., better known as ASSIA, is a strategic and trusted solutions vendor to broadband service providers worldwide. ASSIA solutions enable providers to grow revenues, increase customer satisfaction, improve operational efficiencies, and deliver new multimedia content to the broadband-enabled home. ASSIA has more than 70 million broadband lines under contract with top-tier service providers worldwide and is backed by strategic investors, including AT&T, Mingly China Growth Fund, SFR Development, Sandalwood Partners, Sofinnova Partners, Stanford University, Swisscom Ventures, T-Ventures, and Telefonica. For more information, visit www.assia-inc.com.

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