Monday, February 23, 2009

Ikanos VDSL2 Chipsets Selected by Alloptic for GigE PON Terminals

Alloptic has selected Ikanos Communications' VDSL2 central office (CO) and customer premises equipment (CPE) chipsets for integration into the Xgen7500 gigabit Ethernet passive optical network terminal (ONT). The Ikanos chipsets enable the Xgen7500 to deliver 24 ports of up to 100 Mbps voice, data and video services over traditional copper wiring.

Ikanos' multimode FxTM100100-5 VDSL2 CO and FxTM100100S-5 VDSL2 CPE chipsets are optimized for IPTV and triple play offerings -- offer service providers a seamless migration path on which they can maximize their existing investments in broadband infrastructure.

"The Ikanos chipsets allow us to provide an incredibly cost-effective solution for high-speed access from a temperature-hardened ONT in brownfield situations. These locations include residential neighborhoods, business parks and multi-dwelling units of all kinds -- apartments, office buildings, dormitories -- where replacing existing copper wiring with fiber optics is expensive and often impractical," said Shane Eleniak, vice president of marketing and business development for Alloptic.