ECI Uses Ikanos VDSL-DMT Chipsets

ECI selects the Ikanos SmartLeap VDSL-DMT chipset for use in its Hi-Focus multiservice access gateway

April 19, 2004

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FREMONT, Calif. -- Ikanos Communications, developer of Smart Silicon for Profitable BroadbandTM, today announced that ECI Telecom (Nasdaq:ECIL), a world leader in the Multi-Service Access Gateways, Fiber to the Home/Premise (FTTx) and video over broadband markets, has selected the Ikanos SmartLeapTM VDSL-DMT chipset for use in the ECI flagship product, Hi-FocusTM. ECI's acclaimed platform is a high-density, universal access gateway supporting thousands of multi-mode subscriber lines to deliver next-generation services, including voice, data, and multicast video. Ikanos is the first company to develop programmable silicon solutions to deliver fiber-quality broadband access over single loop copper, enabling ECI's worldwide carrier customers to maximize their existing copper assets.

Ikanos' SmartLeap single-chip architecture provides programmable support for multiple international VDSL-DMT standards, and ATM and Ethernet in one high-performance chipset. By utilizing the Ikanos chipset, ECI developed and integrated VDSL capabilities into their Hi-FocusTM and MiniRAMTM platform line card that offers a full suite of high-speed services for business and residential applications that adapt on demand. The highly integrated architecture allows Ikanos to offer industry-leading port density and enables the design of smaller, simpler products with fewer chip counts. With SmartLeap, ECI can deliver scaleable high-speed services in symmetrical or asymmetrical modes and provide guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS) for a new standard of excellence in delivering premium quality video applications.

"The Ikanos universal chipset solution enables us to develop a single, highly flexible platform that adds great value to the copper infrastructure and meets the demands of a global marketplace," said Chaim Rainer, vice president of marketing, Broadband Access Division of ECI Telecom.

Because Ikanos uses Discrete Multi-Tone line coding, Ikanos-based broadband services are spectrally compatible with existing access services, such as POTS, ISDN, and xDSL. When used in concert with Ikanos' Subscriber Located Equipment (SLE), ECI can develop powerful solutions that provide complete end-to-end programmability, including an auto-configurable interface for simple plug and play subscriber installation.

"ECI has long held a reputation for technology excellence and bringing to market easy to manage, cost-effective solutions that consequently endure in the carrier network," said Rajesh Vashist, president and chief executive officer for Ikanos Communications. "The universality of the Ikanos solution, coupled with very-high bandwidth capacity provides ECI with the flexibility to meet network needs today and well into the future."

Ikanos Communications Inc.

ECI Telecom Ltd.

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