Ikanos NodeScale(TM) Vectoring VDSL Reference Platform Delivers 110Mbps Service With Full Cancellation in OEM and Carrier Lab Trials; Receives First Design Win

Fully Integrated State-of-the-Art Velocity-3 Chipset Delivers 110Mbps Up to 500 Meters on 192 Ports; Early Lab Trials Show Superior Vectoring Performance, Reinforcing VDSL as the Catalyst for the Next Wave of High-Bandwidth Broadband Services

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FREMONT, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 25, 2013) - Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home, today reported successful completion of early OEM and carrier lab trials, as well as its first design win, for its innovative Velocity-3 NodeScale™ Vectoring VDSL chipset. Ikanos' industry-leading central office reference platform leverages the high performance of Velocity-3 to deliver an unparalleled data rate of 110Mbps up to 500 meters across all its 192 ports, ushering in the first copper-based technology proven to offer customers scalable next-generation broadband services. This reference platform can also be configured as a "2x192" design in a single, integrated system providing 384 ports offering sustained 110Mbps data rates on each port -- another first-in-industry solution that allows telcos to speed delivery of high-bandwidth service and applications -- all in a small-footprint, low-cost, and quick-to-deploy architecture.

The fully integrated Ikanos Velocity-3 vectoring chipset for both line card and vectoring card provides the first broadband architecture capable of ensuring SLA-backed broadband services at 110Mbps and above -- or 200Mbps and above for a bonded VDSL pair. While lowering the costs of provisioning high-bandwidth service and applications, the chipset also reduces the cost and complexity of deployment. Thanks to its highly integrated architecture, Velocity-3 requires no external FPGAs or processors, greatly simplifying integration with other system components, lowering overall system cost, reducing power, reducing footprint, and lowering deployment costs.

"Ikanos has a clear vision of delivering network-proven technology that gives carriers a platform for rolling out new revenue-generating services now and in the future," said Teresa Mastrangelo, principal analyst, Broadbandtrends. "Velocity-3 NodeScale vectoring has proven that it can deliver 110Mbps at up to 500 meters, meeting the expressed requirements of carriers that Broadbandtrends recently surveyed. As a practical solution, deployable today wherever copper is already in the ground, Ikanos is helping to advance the broadband industry in the U.S. and around the world."

World-First Vectoring Solution Ready for Lab Testing
Telcos worldwide are poised to deliver a new wave of high-bandwidth applications to customers, and are relying on advances in VDSL technology to drive quantum improvements in their service offerings. With Velocity-3 technology providing the first demonstrated and proven ability to deliver sustained speeds of 110Mbps on a single copper pair, Velocity-3 chipsets are now available for lab testing, enabling telcos to chart a shorter time-to-market for integrated, VDSL-based, central office plus home gateway solutions.

"We're excited about demonstrating proven performance that keeps VDSL in the vanguard of broadband technologies," said Omid Tahernia, president and CEO of Ikanos. "The 2x192 design that we announced today delivers proof that broadband service providers can scale their operations to accommodate the huge pent-up demand for bandwidth that is a challenge for all service providers."

With the advances that Ikanos has demonstrated in vectoring, VDSL has breathed new life into a market longing for the next broadband breakthrough. The unique architecture of the Velocity-3 chipset, while providing the full noise cancellation that is the hallmark of vectored VDSL designs, also delivers superior scalability, allowing telcos to scale their deployments rapidly and without the costly, time-intensive rip-and-replace challenges of other broadband technologies and solutions. 

For more information about Ikanos or the Ikanos Velocity-3 chipset, contact Ikanos at (510) 979-0400 or www.ikanos.com.

About Ikanos Communications, Inc.
Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN) is a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home. The company's broadband DSL, communications processors and other offerings power access infrastructure and customer premises equipment for many of the world's leading network equipment manufacturers and telecommunications service providers. For more information, visit www.ikanos.com.

© 2013 Ikanos Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Ikanos Communications, Ikanos, the Ikanos logo, the Bandwidth without boundaries tagline, Fusiv, Ikanos Velocity and NodeScale Vectoring are among the trademarks or registered trademarks of Ikanos Communications. All other trademarks mentioned herein are properties of their respective holders.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties concerning Ikanos Communications, including statements regarding our leadership position, outlook such as our expected revenue, gross profits, operating expenses, and the anticipated benefits of non-GAAP measures, our product testing and shipment, and anticipated benefits and acceptance of our products. Actual events or results may differ materially from those described in this document due to a number of risks and uncertainties. These potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, macroeconomic conditions which may cause our customers to defer purchasing plans, our ability to deliver full production releases of our newer products and the acceptance of those products by our cu1stomers, the continued demand by telecommunications service providers for specific xDSL semiconductor products, the failure of service providers to implement deployment plans on schedule or at all, our continued ability to obtain and deliver production volumes of new and current products and technologies, our ability to generate demand and close transactions for the sale of our products, our ability to develop commercially successful products as a result of our current research and development programs, our ability to successfully execute our restructuring plan, and unexpected future costs, expenses and financing requirements. In addition, for a more extensive discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see the section entitled "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2012 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 23, 2012 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended July 1, 2012 filed with the SEC on August 2, 2012, as well as other reports that Ikanos files from time to time with the SEC. Ikanos is under no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances subsequent to the date of this press release.

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