Press Release

Broadcom Delivers GPON Product Portfolio with Complete Residential Gateway Software Solution

Accelerates Development of Next Generation Fiber Networks

AMSTERDAM, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadband World Forum (BBWF) —

News Highlights:

  • Provides consistent software integration across all carrier access residential gateway platforms
  • Turnkey system accelerates time-to-market for FTTx network deployment
  • Meets demand for higher bandwidth services like IPTV, HDTV and streaming video

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced its GPON product portfolio with complete residential gateway software, now available for recently acquired Broadlight GPON system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions.  With field-proven, carrier-grade residential gateway software, Broadcom's GPON portfolio enables manufacturers to accelerate GPON penetration into telecommunications markets with end-to-end solutions. Visit Broadcom.com to learn more.

Building on Broadcom's foundation of GPON solutions, the BCM685xx series addresses high-speed connectivity and stringent Quality of Service (QoS) requirements for residential triple-play services including video-on-demand (VoD), HD-IPTV, voice over IP (VoIP) and high-speed Internet (HIS).  By providing consistent software integration across all carrier access CPE platforms, Broadcom offers carriers and system vendors a turnkey system to accelerate next-generation end-to-end FTTx networks. 

Broadcom will demonstrate its latest residential gateway platform at the BBWF Conference in Amsterdam October 16-18.

Availability

The BCM685xx series of GPON system-on-chips (SoCs) are now sampling. 

Quotes:

Greg Fischer, Broadcom's Vice President & General Manager, Broadband Carrier Access

"By leveraging Broadcom's field proven multi-platform software now available on the BCM685xx product family, system vendors and carriers can quickly and cost-effectively develop and deploy next generation fiber networks with consistency to their DSL software roadmaps.  This supports the continuing growth in new, revenue-generating class of services such as IPTV, gaming, home automation and whole-home connectivity."

Jeff Heynen, Directing Analyst, Broadband Access and Video, Infonetics Research

"Broadcom's leading position in GPON addresses the consumer demand for a high-quality triple-play experience and the ability to add new features like cloud services and interactive gaming.  With fiber networks projected for solid growth, GPON ONT gateways are expected to grow from 7.3 million units worldwide to nearly 18 million by 2016*."

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and embedded software solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything®. For more information, go to www.broadcom.com.

Broadcom®, the pulse logo, Connecting everything®, and the Connecting everything logo are among the trademarks of Broadcom Corporation and/or its affiliates in the United States, certain other countries and/or the EU.  Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

Contacts

Broadcom Trade Press Contact

Dana Brzozkiewicz

Public Relations Manager

949-926-6367

danabrz@broadcom.com  

Broadcom Investor Contact

Chris Zegarelli

Senior Director, Investor Relations

949-926-7567

czegarel@broadcom.com

SOURCE Broadcom Corporation; BRCM Broadband

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