June 28, 2006 Fremont, CA -- Calix has selected Ikanos Communications as the VDSL2 chipset provider to power its E-series IP Service Edge Node (SEN). Ikanos offers what it claims are very high-density, low-power chipsets for multi-mode applications, which are designed to enable Calix to offer cost-effective, high-bandwidth VDSL2 and ADSL2+ services in fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) and multi-dwelling unit (MDU) applications.
The multi-mode operation of Ikanos' chipsets is designed to offer interoperability with deployed VDSL2, VDSL1, ADSL2+, and ADSL customer premise equipment (CPE) on a per port basis with auto-detect capability. Line cards based on such multi-mode chipsets can enable carriers to transition nodes, remote terminals, and central offices to VDSL2 technology while minimizing upgrade costs. Additionally, delivering advanced services from a single, multi-mode line card can enable carriers to reduce operating costs, streamline inventories, and simplify field operations, say Ikanos representatives.
"Calix selected Ikanos because they have extensive VDSL deployments with carriers worldwide and have the most experience with the technology," reports John Faxio, director of market development for the Calix E-Series. "Ikanos was the best choice for our E5 platform because it provided the highest density, lowest power consumption, and multi-mode capabilities."
"Calix is a leader in the access market for IPTV deployments in North America," adds Piyush Sevalia, director of product marketing for access products at Ikanos. "Their selection of Ikanos chipsets validates Ikanos' market and technology leadership."
The Calix E5 IP Service Edge Node is a purpose-built, IP-based, FTTN platform. Leveraging a robust Ethernet switching core, the E5 SEN delivers ultra-broadband services over the last mile of copper, enabling high-demand, revenue-generating services such as IPTV, VoIP, and video over high-speed Internet access.