Broadcom® VDSL2 Technology Deployed by Ericsson for EDA Broadband Access Products


Support of Multimode ADSL2+/VDSL2 Service Results in Better Triple-Play Services and Expanded Service Offerings for Ericsson Customers

BERLIN, Oct. 9 / / - Broadband World Forum 2007 - Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that its standards- compliant and interoperable VDSL2 chipset has been selected by Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) for their industry-leading EDA Broadband Access product line. The Broadcom(R) VDSL2 technology has been a cornerstone for Ericsson in the race to be one of the first companies to introduce standards-based VDSL2 for its customers, enabling them to roll-out advanced triple-play services such as IPTV.

Broadcom's powerful BladeRunner(TM) DSL chipset offers a broad range of capabilities that result in a vastly improved user experience for subscribers of telecommunications triple-play services. Based on this technology, Ericsson's EDA VDSL2 (very-high-bit-rate DSL) platform is a new generation broadband solution that provides access speeds of up to 100 Megabits per second (Mbps) over existing copper networks enabling simplified network structure and enhanced cost-efficiency for operators.

The integration of Broadcom's technology in Ericsson's EDA VDSL2 portfolio is a result of a long-term cooperation initiated in 2001. Since then, Ericsson has been one of the leading suppliers in the IP DSLAM market with solutions deployed globally in more than 100 networks to date. With the introduction of Broadcom VDSL2, Ericsson continues its technological leadership in the IP DSLAM market.

"Ericsson's adoption of our BladeRunner chipset is a strong validation of Broadcom's leadership in ADSL2+/VDSL2 and FTTx markets," said Greg Fischer, Vice President and General Manager of Broadcom's Carrier Access line of business. "Ericsson's customers can now accelerate mass deployment of triple- play services as a result of the flexibility of our ADSL2+ and VDSL2 solutions. These solutions will enable all types of deployments through deep fiber solutions, allowing Ericsson's customers to look forward to new IP services with improved performance and reduced service provisioning complexity and scalability issues."

Broadcom silicon and software solutions bring unparalleled capabilities to the industry, addressing all aspects of successful deployments of DSL-based services such as:

o Video enabling features including its newly released PhyR(TM) impulse
noise protection technology, and the existing seamless rate
adaptation (SRA), channel bonding and header compression techniques
all of which increase capacity, quality and service coverage.
o Enhanced power and performance including firmware capabilities to
optimize power, reach and spectral flexibility for all FTTx
deployments such as multi-moding with flexible band plan tuning
(with or without upstream zero), dynamic spectral management, and
power back offs combined with existing embedded power management
features.

These highly flexible digital signal processor (DSP) and software architectures enable Broadcom to offer unique DSL solutions that allow the rapid integration of standards-compliant ADSL2+ and VDSL2 technology, seamless field upgrades, and most importantly, the industry's best multi-vendor interoperability platforms.

Broadcom's Broadband Communications Group

Broadcom offers manufacturers a range of broadband communications and consumer electronics system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions that enable voice, video and data services over residential wired and wireless networks. These highly integrated silicon solutions continue to enable the most advanced system solutions on the market, which include digital cable, satellite and IP set-top boxes and media servers, broadband modems and residential gateways, high definition and digital televisions, HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc(TM) players, DVD recorders and personal video recorders.

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(R).

Broadcom is one of the world's largest fabless semiconductor companies, with 2006 revenue of $3.67 billion, and holds over 2,200 U.S. and 900 foreign patents, more than 6,600 additional pending patent applications, and one of the broadest intellectual property portfolios addressing both wired and wireless transmission of voice, video and data. 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.

Broadcom(R), the pulse logo, Connecting everything(R), the Connecting everything logo, BladeRunner(TM) and PhyR(TM) are among the trademarks of Broadcom Corporation and/or its affiliates in the United States, certain other countries and/or the EU. Blu-ray Disc(TM) is a trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association. Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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