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Broadlight, Atheros Team

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- BroadLight, the leading supplier of GPON semiconductors and software, today announced that the company is collaborating with Atheros Communications to provide complete, turnkey reference platforms that integrate BroadLight’s GPON technology with Atheros XSPAN®, the industry’s most widely-adopted 802.11n Wi-Fi technology. Based on BroadLight’s BL2348 GPON VoIP Residential Gateway System on chip (SoC) and Atheros’ XSPAN 802.11n solutions, the new Aspen reference platform will enable equipment suppliers to meet the needs of service providers worldwide for high-performance, wireless-enabled GPON gateway solutions supporting triple-play applications in the home.

Atheros is the newest participant in BroadLight’s Synergy+ program, which establishes strategic alliances with industry leaders that deliver best-in-class solutions and complement the company’s product offerings.

“The combination of Atheros and BroadLight technologies creates a compelling solution for customers and enables them to quickly bring to market wireless-enabled GPON home gateways,” said Doron Tal, vice president of business development and product management for BroadLight. “Wi-Fi is a must-have requirement for residential gateways to enable wireless distribution of new high-speed services such as IPTV in the GPON-connected home, and we are confident Atheros’ 11n will provide a superior wireless networking experience.”

BroadLight Inc.

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