Hitachi to offer Israeli Metalink's VDSL solutions
Israeli firm Metalink Ltd., a provider of high performance VDSL silicon chipsets, and Japan’s Hitachi Communication Technologies, Ltd., announced today that Metalink's QAM four band standard compliant VDSL products, Geryon and Xanthus-II, are now available in Hitachi Communication Technologies, Ltd.'s VDSL product family.
Metalink's chipsets are designed to meet Japanese market requirement for high-speed, 50Mbps downstream and 30Mbps upstream with spectrum compatibility of TCM-ISDN services.
Metalink's Geryon integrates four full-rate 4-band VDSL ports for CO/ONU applications with total throughput of more than 400 Mbps. Xanthus-II is a single 4-band system-on-a-chip for CPE/NT applications.
The devices' flexible band allocation complies with current standards, including 998, 997, and the Chinese Telecommunication Standardization Institute (CTSI) and is designed to meet additional proprietary plans.
"The Japanese market has the largest number of DSL lines worldwide with over 7.5 million, and a run rate of 500,000 new subscribers a month," said Tzvi Shukhman, Metalink's Chairman and CEO.
"Hitachi Communication Technologies, Ltd.'s broadband market position in VoIP and multi-media platforms, combined with Metalink's commercialized and high-performing VDSL technology, creates a promising advance for the Japanese broadband market."
Metalink's chipsets, with more than forty significant design wins across Asia-Pacific, are shipping in commercial volumes. Metalink Ltd. develops high performance broadband access chipsets used by telecommunications and networking equipment makers, and telecommunications service providers.
Founded in 1992, Metalink, a fabless semiconductor company, is headquartered in Yakum, Israel and has offices in Folsom, CA.
Hitachi Communication Technologies, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a fully owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., which is a global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide.
Hitachi Communication Technologies, Ltd. was established in October 2002, and employs 1,540 people. In the first three months of its establishment, consolidated sales totaled 60 billion yen ($5 million).
The company offers a wide range of Optical Transporting products, IP Network products, Wireless products, PBX, KTS, Telephone, VoIP products, IP-PBX, IP Phone, Video products, and other System products and services in numerous market sectors. — (menareport.com)
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