Ikanos Named Exclusive VDSL2 Chipset Provider to SOFTBANK BB Corp

Fifth Generation CO and CPE Chipsets to Power New Fiber to the Remote (FTTR) Deployment

FREMONT, CALIFORNIA - January 22, 2008 - Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading developer and provider of Fiber Fast(TM) broadband solutions, today announced that SOFTBANK BB Corp. named Ikanos as the exclusive provider of multi-mode VDSL2 central office (CO) and customer premises equipment (CPE) chipsets to power its new, Fiber to the Remote (FTTR) deployment in Japan.

SOFTBANK BB Corp. selected Ikanos' Fx(TM)10050-5 CO and Fx(TM)10050S-5 CPE chipsets, which are designed to deliver the highest throughput and density with the lowest power consumption per port. The chipsets will be used in CO and CPE platforms and will offer significantly higher bandwidth than currently deployed ADSLx technologies, thus facilitating future deployment of revenue-enhancing services such as triple play. The new platforms are also backward compatible with deployed VDSL chipsets, thus facilitating a smoother infrastructure upgrade.

"Ikanos' VDSL2 chipsets are technically superior to other solutions on the market today," said Mr. Takenori Kobayashi, director of the Access Technology Department at SOFTBANK BB Corp. "We needed a feature-rich, end-to-end solution to support our aggressive Fiber to the Remote (FTTR) roll-out schedule. Having previously worked with Ikanos on our fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) deployments, we recognized that Ikanos' chipsets deliver the industry's best performance, density and power and can support the evolving high-value broadband services we provide our customers."

"Japan is a very dynamic broadband market, with incredible demand from consumers for advanced communications and entertainment services," said Jeff Heynen, directing analyst, Broadband and IPTV at Infonetics Research. "Ikanos is well positioned to continue increasing its technology and market leadership in Japan by delivering the industry's most powerful solution for supporting new service offerings now and into the future."

"We are delighted that SOFTBANK BB Corp. has selected Ikanos for their next broadband access network deployments," said Michael A. Ricci, president and CEO of Ikanos. "Ikanos is an established leader in the VDSL2 market. Our fifth-generation VDSL2 CO and CPE chipsets strengthen this lead by delivering highly differentiated features to support cutting-edge services, such as IPTV and triple play."

Company Backgrounds


SOFTBANK BB Corp. provides technology development, sales, and support for Yahoo! BB hikari comprehensive broadband service and other various content services. SOFTBANK BB Corp. also provides IT-related distribution and services, and general management of various business operating companies in the areas of broadband and e-commerce businesses.

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 visit

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