Broadband briefs for 9/22/06
* FiOS TV turns one
Verizon's FiOS TV service turned one on Friday. It got off the ground on Sept. 22, 2005, in Keller, Texas. A year later, the company claims the service is offered in more than 80 "communities" in parts of North Texas, California, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, and New York. The telco plans to offer the service in Fort Wayne, Ind., in 2007.
* Ikanos offers VDSL2 gateway reference design
Ikanos Communications introduced a fully integrated VDSL2 residential gateway reference platform capable of delivering any combination of the services in the triple play.
The design is based on Ikanos' Fusiv processor and a 5-chip chipset to deliver up to 100 Mbps symmetrical throughput, and support VDSL2, ADSL2+, voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), wireless local area networking (WLAN), Ethernet switching, data routing, NAT and firewall. Netopia, for one, is using the designs to create a line of products.