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Pirelli Selects Broadcom

IRVINE, Calif. -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that its broadband access silicon and software platform has been selected by Pirelli Broadband Solutions, the broadband access and photonics company within the Pirelli Group, for its next generation Discus(TM) ADSL2+ Multiplay access gateway product line. The combination of Broadcom(R) ADSL2+, wireless LAN (WLAN) and Voice over IP (VoIP) silicon, coupled with TR-069 remote management gateway software, is now powering Pirelli's portfolio of ADSL2+ broadband access customer premises equipment (CPE) products. By supporting ADSL2+ and TR-069, Pirelli is able to cost-effectively deliver managed broadband services over an ADSL2+ network connection while expanding its product portfolio to include triple play services.

Pirelli's Discus(TM) Multiplay access gateways, based on Broadcom technology, enable significant product advancements in ADSL2+, wireless and VoIP services, while allowing carriers to remotely manage these services using the industry-adopted DSL Forum TR-069 protocol. By adopting the Broadcom broadband access platform with TR-069 software, Pirelli's Discus product line sets a new standard for performance, cost and flexibility in the broadband access gateway marketplace. Pirelli's Discus product line is currently shipping in volume.

"Broadcom is very pleased to have partnered with Pirelli to deploy next generation broadband access services within its Discus line of ADSL2+ gateway products," said Greg Fischer, Vice President and General Manager of Broadcom's Broadband Carrier Access line of business. "The Pirelli and Broadcom relationship, which cost-effectively delivers next generation broadband services over ADSL2+, as well as Wi-Fi(R) and VoIP phone services, exemplifies a winning combination of advanced silicon and software solutions driven by industry leaders."

Broadcom Corp. (Nasdaq: BRCM)

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