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G.fast IOP, a first in a Carrier Network environment; Swisscom makes it a reality that meets their network requirements

Press release [Tuesday 18 October 2016]

Broadband World Forum 2016 - Metanoia Communications (Metanoia), a leading developer of very high speed xDSL PHY chipsets for the wireline broadband market, announces today that they have achieved interoperability (IOP) between its G.fast solution and the G.fast solution used in Swisscom's DPUs.

As with most of the broadband technologies, IOP starts at the chipset level, and for Metanoia, like for other chipset vendors. Reaching full IOP with our G.fast chip has been critical to us as a company, as it is also to System companies and Operators. Operators see IOP as a corner stone to their network deployment, and they are eager to deploy equipment, like G.fast Distribution Point Units (DPUs) and Gateway/SFPs using different chipsets, and to be able to operate together on their Network.

"Thanks to an G.fast SFP module developed by Metanoia and Huawei, we will be able to upgrade our Internet-Box plus or standard router in the field to G.fast. It is a key element of our current deployment strategy, that our customers can benefit quickly and easily of the new high speeds possible of the G.fast technology on copper networks using our existing routers." said Nicolas STEFANI, Router development expert at Swisscom.

Metanoia G.fast technology is based on its new single device, the MT-G5321, which can be embedded into an SFP unit and plug into any existing or future Home Gateways, which has an SFP cage. Form factor, Low power, below 2W as per MSA requirement at 85oC, when combined with Performances make it the right technology specifically for an SFP solution.

Metanoia's CEO, CT WU added, "IOP is important to Metanoia, and reason we have been putting significant efforts into it. Bringing the first interoperable G.fast SFP to the market that can be used with deployed Gateways is beneficial to Operators and achieving full IOP with Broadcom allows Operators to benefit from that effort".


Metanoia will participate in the 16th Annual Broadband World Forum 2016 (BBWF 2016) in London, UK. Metanoia will be demonstrating its latest G.fast solution, including its SFP, in a real network environment as well as the world's smallest VDSL2 SFP. Please come to visit us at the BBWF 2016 (Booth E12) and on the IOP Pavilion.

Broadband World Forum 2016
Date : 18~20, Oct., 2016
Place : Excel Convention Centre, London, UK.

Metanoia pure PHY chipset series can be applied for various types of CPE design

Metanoia's pure PHY chipset series can be applied for various types of CPE design.
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About Metanoia Communications Inc.

Metanoia Communications ("Metanoia"), a subsidiary of Elan Microelectonics, was established in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan. Since its inception, Metanoia is contributing to develop semiconductor and software solutions to 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 http://www.metanoia-comm.com/ .

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