Ikanos Chosen in Korea

Mercury's PHY-agnostic gateway uses Fusiv(R) Vx155's high performance and integration to meet Korean Telco's stringent requirements

January 7, 2008

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FREMONT, Calif. -- Ikanos Communications, Inc.(NASDAQ:IKAN), a leading developer and provider of Fiber Fast(TM) broadband solutions, today announced that its Fusiv(R) Vx155 processor will be used in a major Korean telecommunication service provider's first trial deployment of residential gateways. Ikanos' Fusiv Vx155 powers Mercury Corporation's PHY-agnostic residential gateway, which is designed to be used with VDSL2-, PON- and AON-based access networks for distributing triple play services in the home. Mercury Corporation is the only gateway vendor to successfully pass the Korean telco's rigorous benchmark testing and reach field trial deployment.

The PHY-agnostic residential gateway powered by the Fusiv Vx155 enables the Korean telco to deploy this gateway in fiber to the building (FTTB), fiber to the home (FTTH) and fiber to the remote (FTTR) architectures for triple play applications. As demonstrated in Mercury's qualification testing, Ikanos' Fusiv Vx155 delivers wirespeed performance of 100 Mbps with customized Quality of Service (QoS) and firewall/security capabilities for distributing rich-media services inside the home. Datapath processing is offloaded from external components onto the Vx155's on-chip Accelerator Processors (AP), thus reducing overall system cost.

"Ikanos' distributed Fusiv architecture gave us an advantage in meeting the Korean telco's demanding performance requirements," said Jong-Hyeop Kim, director of research and design at Mercury Corporation. "The Vx155 chip provides unparalleled integration of voice, signal and network protocol processing, while outperforming other competing solutions in terms of price and performance for triple play gateways. Ikanos also provided Mercury Corporation with a complete software solution with the Vx155, including proven device drivers, as well as VoIP and networking stacks, which significantly accelerated our time to market."

Ikanos Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IKAN)

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