Ikanos Featured in Major Korean Telco's First Trial Deployment of Residential Gateways


Mercury's PHY-Agnostic Gateway uses Fusiv® Vx155's High Performance and Integration to Meet Korean Telco's Stringent Requirements

FREMONT, CALIFORNIA - January 7, 2008 - Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading developer and provider of Fiber Fast(TM) broadband solutions, today announced that its Fusiv® Vx155 processor will be used in a major Korean telecommunication service provider's first trial deployment of residential gateways. Ikanos' Fusiv Vx155 powers Mercury Corporation's PHY-agnostic residential gateway, which is designed to be used with VDSL2-, PON- and AON-based access networks for distributing triple play services in the home. Mercury Corporation is the only gateway vendor to successfully pass the Korean telco's rigorous benchmark testing and reach field trial deployment.

The PHY-agnostic residential gateway powered by the Fusiv Vx155 enables the Korean telco to deploy this gateway in fiber to the building (FTTB), fiber to the home (FTTH) and fiber to the remote (FTTR) architectures for triple play applications. As demonstrated in Mercury's qualification testing, Ikanos' Fusiv Vx155 delivers wirespeed performance of 100 Mbps with customized Quality of Service (QoS) and firewall/security capabilities for distributing rich-media services inside the home. Datapath processing is offloaded from external components onto the Vx155's on-chip Accelerator Processors (AP), thus reducing overall system cost.

"Ikanos' distributed Fusiv architecture gave us an advantage in meeting the Korean telco's demanding performance requirements," said Jong-Hyeop Kim, director of research and design at Mercury Corporation. "The Vx155 chip provides unparalleled integration of voice, signal and network protocol processing, while outperforming other competing solutions in terms of price and performance for triple play gateways. Ikanos also provided Mercury Corporation with a complete software solution with the Vx155, including proven device drivers, as well as VoIP and networking stacks, which significantly accelerated our time to market."

With 1.4 GHz of total processing power, the Fusiv Vx155 offers a unique and highly flexible Accelerator Processor architecture that handles data path tasks, while leaving the main CPU available for applications. The Fusiv Vx155 supports wire speed packet processing for bandwidth intensive applications, with 300,000 packets per second of routing performance with network address translation (NAT) and firewall enabled software. And, with its unique on-chip digital signal processor (DSP)/voice engine, the Fusiv Vx155 is capable of supporting up to four channels of full-chain voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) for residential and small office/home office (SOHO) applications.

"The selection of Mercury Corporation's residential gateway by the leading Korean telco underscores the flexibility, performance and advanced features of Ikanos' residential gateway processors," said Dean Westman, vice president and general manager for Ikanos' Gateway Products Group. "We are excited that Ikanos' platform has been recognized to meet the stringent requirements of this advanced communications network."

Company Backgrounds

About Mercury Corporation

Mercury Corporation, formerly Daewoo Telecom, is one of Korea's leading companies in IT and broadband access. The company develops, produces and sells all equipment solutions needed for the Internet market including optical communication equipment such as residential gateways, switch hubs, EPON OLTs/ONUs, IPv6 routers, cable modems, Ethernet switches, wireless LAN AP solutions, as well as OADM and midsize VoIP gateways. Mercury's major Korean customers include KT, Hanaro-Telecom, and LG Dacom.

About Ikanos Communications, Inc.

Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN) develops chipsets that enable carriers to offer Fiber Fast(TM) bandwidth and Gigabit network processing for enhanced triple play services. Ikanos' multi-mode VDSL2/ADSLx and network processor solutions power access infrastructure and customer premises equipment for many of the world's leading network equipment manufacturers. Ikanos' solutions enable fast and cost-effective carrier rollouts of interactive broadband services, including IPTV. For more information, visit www.ikanos.com.

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Tel: +1 (510) 438-6276
mwestfall@ikanos.com

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