Swisscom Starts Deployment of BBF Certified Metanoia Gfast Solution

Metanoia’s Gfast products are certified by Broadband Forum & UNH-IOL

HSINSHU, Taipei–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Metanoia Communications Inc. (Metanoia), a leading developer of very
high-speed xDSL and Gfast PHY chipsets for the wireline broadband
market, announced the successful completion of two important milestones
today in its Gfast product strategy:

a) Being part of a real product deployment with its Gfast chip embedded
into an SFP (Small Form-factor Pluggable) solution provided by Swisscom,
and

b) Certification of MT-G5321 based Gfast CPE and DPU products by the
Broadband Forum (BBF) and the University of New Hampshire
InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL).

Mass deployment of the SFP solution by Swisscom has started a couple
days ago and will enable many customers to benefit from improvements in
throughput and reliability without changing their router.

“With the launch of G.fast SFP module co-developed by Metanoia,
Huawei and Swisscom, we are offering to our copper customers an
innovative and efficient way to upgrade their broadband data rates and
quality of experience” said Nicolas STEFANI, Router development expert
at Swisscom.

Shipment of the first interoperable G.fast SFP in the market, by a
top tier operator like Swisscom in their network, is a very significant
achievement for Metanoia and the recognition of the maturity of our
technology. We are happy to bring the benefits of our innovative
technology by providing ultra high speed broadband service to Swisscom’s
customers by using a seamless and future proof form factor like SFP

said Metanoia’s CEO, CT WU.

Interoperability (IOP) has always been a crucial element for accelerated
deployment of any broadband technology by Operators. The recent
announcement of Gfast Certified products by the BBF, in accordance with
the Forum’s IR-337 certification test specification, is completing this
critical step and thereby solidifying the already broad acceptance of
the technology for mass market deployment as high throughput and
reliability of these products enables Operators to provide new higher
value services to their customers.

We’re happy to see the hard work of certification participants, like
Metanoia, coming to a successful conclusion
,” said Lincoln Lavoie,
UNH-IOL Senior Engineer for Broadband Technologies, “I have no doubt
Gfast certification program has contributed to the success and
robustness of the technology and the coming deployments and we’re
looking forward to continuing to add new devices to the list of
certifications.

CT Wu added “Getting both our CPE and DPU products certified by UNH
is a key step for Operators to have confidence in the readiness of
Metanoia’s Gfast technology. Achieving these two milestones took
significant efforts from our team, and we are pleased to see that this
has placed Metanoia into a leading position in the Gfast market.

Metanoia Gfast technology is based on a single configurable device
MT-G5321, which can be embedded into both:

  • a CPE solution (e.g. an SFP unit which can be plugged into any
    existing or future Home Gateways with an SFP cage), and
  • a CO solution (e.g. a low power single port DPU solution).

About Metanoia Communications Inc.

Metanoia Communications (“Metanoia”), a subsidiary of Elan
Microelectonics, and was established in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan.
Since its inception, Metanoia has been contributing to the development
of several generations of semiconductor and software solutions for the
wireline Broadband and the in-home networking markets, delivering to
broadband manufacturers very high-speed PHY devices with reliable and
superior performances.

For more information about Metanoia, please visit our website at www.metanoia-comm.com.

Contacts

Metanoia Communications Inc.
Didier Boivin
[email protected].