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Ikanos Fusiv chipset powers multi-mode LTE CPE platform from Mako

November 21, 2014

Ikanos Communications, a provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the connected home, has announced that its powerful Fusiv gateway processor will be featured in Mako Networks’ multi-mode LTE CPE platform certified to operate on the Sprint (NYSE: S) network.  This new  CPE forms part of Mako’s PCI-DSS certified network management system and is optimized to provide the highest level of security for payments and other financial transactions across corporate networks.

Incorporating redundant network interfaces, the Mako CPE heightens reliability, supporting the ability to fail-over to a secondary LTE connection in the event of a network disruption on its primary network connection.  Its multi-mode network interface is complemented by a high-performance, dual-band concurrent Wi-Fi wireless router, a powerful firewall, and a host of other technologies designed to help protect businesses – including multisite businesses, retailers, and franchise operators – that process, store or transmit credit card data.  The CPE integrates seamlessly with Mako Networks’ cloud-based Central Management System (CMS), allowing centralized remote access from the cloud for network administration and configuration.

The introduction of the multi-mode LTE gateway and its certification for deployment on Sprint’s network are significant steps for Ikanos, supporting the company’s objective to further expand its addressable market to include LTE wireless gateways, augmenting its technology leadership position in wired gateways that are today deployed by top-tier carriers worldwide.  The Fusiv® processor’s distributed architecture provides carriers with ample headroom for growth, allowing the chip’s host processor to support a breadth of carrier-specific applications while using multiple, dedicated acceleration processors to offload functions as diverse as cloud access, high-performance wireless,  content distribution within the home or enterprise, and network-attached storage (NAS).

“Our partnership with Ikanos has resulted in what we believe is one of the most full-featured, high-performance multi-mode LTE gateway platforms for small and multi-site businesses,” said Simon Gamble, President of Mako Networks North America.  “The Fusiv® processor gave us the high performance we were looking for, reduced our componentry, and streamlined our development process.”

“The introduction of this multi-mode LTE CPE by our partner, Mako Networks, represents an important milestone for Ikanos, as we execute on our plan for expanding our addressable market beyond DSL connectivity,” said Kourosh Amiri, vice president of marketing at Ikanos.  “We are excited about this opportunity to partner with the team at Mako Networks on this platform and to collaborate on taking it through its qualification on Sprint’s network.”

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