Broadcom Introduces DOCSIS® EoC for EPON Product Portfolio in Support of China's Network Convergence


Provides up to 400 Mbps Support that Enables Cost-Effective, Triple-Play Services to Multi-Dwelling Units in China

BEIJING - ICTC 2010 - Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today introduced a customized, highly integrated and cost-efficient DOCSIS® Ethernet over Coax (EoC) for Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) solution in support of China's Next Generation Broadcast (NGB) initiative that will help to drive the convergence of telecommunications, Internet and cable television networks in China.

With a portfolio of market leading and high performance DOCSIS 2.0 and 3.0 cable modem, coax media converter (CMC), EPON and set-top box (STB) technologies, Broadcom is playing a key role in enabling the convergence of voice, video and data services in China and will be demonstrating these industry-leading solutions at this week's International Coverage and Transmission (ICTC) Conference in Beijing, booth #203.

Highlights/ Key Facts:

- China's State Council has designated accelerated triple network convergence as an important policy in 2010, and local scholars estimate that triple network convergence will induce investment and consumption of 700 billion yuan (about $103 billion), according to Digitimes Research.

- To help advance China's network convergence, DOCSIS provides a standardized technology for triple play services over cable networks with interoperability and powerful quality of service (QoS) methods that ensure a high-quality TV, broadband and telephone experience.

- Before the introduction of Broadcom's DOCSIS EOC for EPON solution, DOCSIS was considered too expensive to deploy in China's multi-dwelling units (MDUs).

- However, leveraging already deployed and successful EPON technology in China, Broadcom has developed a highly integrated DOCSIS EoC for EPON solution that will allow Chinese cable operators to take advantage of the benefits of DOCSIS while providing an economical architecture for implementing triple play services to MDUs throughout the country.

- The Broadcom® DOCSIS EoC for EPON solution is a family of products that includes CMC, DOCSIS 2.0 and 3.0 cable modem and STB system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions.
- The solution's CMC transitions DOCSIS customer premises equipment (CPE) from the MDU coaxial network to the EPON fiber network.

- The solution features Broadcom's TurboQAM® technology that supports downstream speeds up to 400 Mbps, which is a 25 percent improvement, and upstream speeds up to 160 Mbps, which is a 33 percent improvement over downstream and upstream speeds in support of the DOCSIS 3.0 standard.

- The solution also provides advanced ingress and impulse noise mitigation technologies for S-CDMA (synchronous code division multiple access) transmission mode. Broadcom's S-CDMA Ingress Noise Cancellation or SINC technology allows operators to maximize use of the reverse path bandwidth for DOCSIS EoC applications for delivering fast, reliable and interactive services.

- By leveraging EPON standards and customizing DOCSIS as a cable access solution, Broadcom's complete EoC for EPON chipset and software solutions specifically meets the low cost infrastructure requirements for deploying triple play services to MDUs in China.

Supporting Quotes:

Liu Lei, Deputy Chief Engineer, Gehua

"Achieving network convergence will greatly enhance the TV and broadband experience in China. By leveraging already established standards like DOCSIS and EPON and adding highly integrated and high performance technology, we look forward to the ability to cost efficiently upgrade our network infrastructure and offer high quality triple play services to our subscribers."

Cao Liqi, Deputy Chief Engineer, Topway

"As a leading provider of high definition and interactive television services in China, we want to offer triple play services as soon as possible and make our subscribers benefit from it. We recognize the importance of standardized and high quality technologies like Broadcom is offering here, and I believe it will provide the very best entertainment and information experience in the home for our subscribers."

Dan Marotta, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Broadcom's Broadband Communications Group

"Broadcom combines our market leading and proven ability to design standards-based, highly integrated and cost-effective cable and EPON technology to meet the government and service provider requirements in China, accelerating the country's realization for network convergence."

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About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation is a major technology innovator and global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom products enable the delivery of voice, video, data and multimedia to and throughout the home, the office and the mobile environment. We provide the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and software solutions to manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices. These solutions support our core mission: Connecting everything®.

Broadcom, one of the world's largest fabless communications semiconductor companies, with 2009 revenue of $4.49 billion, holds more than 4,500 U.S. and 1,900 foreign patents, and has more than 7,800 additional pending patent applications, and one of the broadest intellectual property portfolios addressing both wired and wireless transmission of voice, video, data and multimedia.

A FORTUNE 500® company, Broadcom is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. Broadcom may be contacted at +1.949.926.5000 or at www.broadcom.com.

Important factors that may cause such a difference for Broadcom in connection with DOCSIS EoC for EPON solutions for China include, but are not limited to:

- our ability to timely and accurately predict market requirements and evolving industry standards and to identify opportunities in new
markets;

- competitive pressures and other factors such as the qualification, availability and pricing of competing products and technologies and the resulting effects on sales and pricing of our products; and

- the gain or loss of a key customer, design win or order.

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