TranSwitch® Corporation (NASDAQ: TXCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions for the converging voice, data and video network, today announced the deployment of its Atlanta communications processor in SK Broadband’s roll-out of its Broad&Fone Voice over IP (VoIP) service throughout South Korea. SK Broadband (Formerly Hanaro Telecom) is the fastest growing Broadband service provider in South Korea, serving approximately four million broadband subscribers.
TranSwitch’s Atlanta 80M communications processor provides the core functionality in the SK Telesys IF-100 Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) phone, the primary vehicle for delivering Broad&Fone service to residential, SoHo and small to medium-sized business customers throughout South Korea. The IF-100 VoIP-DECT phone is manufactured for SK-Telesys by INBRICS (formerly Navons).
Atlanta 80M System-on-Chip (SoC) was selected for SK Broadband because of its ability to deliver high performance and a high level of integration which results in the need for fewer external components and thus a lower equipment cost. The architecture of TranSwitch’s Atlanta SoC incorporates a dedicated digital signal processor ensuring that a high data throughput can be sustained under real network conditions without compromising voice quality.
“Our subscribers demand a VoIP-DECT phone with the best voice quality and the highest data throughput with NAT enabled, and we provide it to them in spades with the IF-100. TranSwitch’s integration of a high performance RISC processor with hardware-based packet acceleration and a DSP into an efficient, low-power SoC has enabled us to supply a best-in-class VoIP-DECT phone at a competitive price-point,” said Mr. Kim Han Su, Ph.D of SK Broadband.
Atlanta 80M is a member of the Atlanta communications processor family that supports VoIP scalability from one to four low bit rate voice channels from its on-chip DSP, wirespeed data throughput performance for small packets by virtue of its fast path packet acceleration hardware, and an integrated encryption engine. “We’re pleased to supply Atlanta 80M to SK Telesys for its new VoIP-DECT phone and to play a key role in SK Broadband’s Broad&Fone VoIP service roll-out,” said Kris Shankar, VP of Sales Marketing for TranSwitch Corporation. “Our Atlanta communications processors are based on field proven technology and designed specifically for demanding, high-volume field deployments such as this. Our Atlanta processor family is a scalable set of solutions that enable a wide range of innovative voice and data products such as the IF-100”, he concluded.
About TranSwitch Corporation
TranSwitch Corporation (Nasdaq: TXCC) designs, develops and markets innovative semiconductors and technologies that provide core functionality and complete solutions for voice, data and video communications network equipment. As a leading supplier to telecom, datacom, cable television and wireless markets, TranSwitch customers include the major OEMs that serve the worldwide public network, the Internet, and corporate Wide Area Networks (WANs). TranSwitch devices are inherently flexible, many incorporating embedded programmable microcontrollers to rapidly meet customers’ new requirements or evolving network standards by modifying a function via software instruction. TranSwitch implements global communications standards in its VLSI solutions and is committed to providing high-quality products and services. TranSwitch, Shelton, CT, is an ISO 9001:2000 registered company. For more information, visit www.transwitch.com.
About SK Broadband
SK Broadband (formerly Hanaro Telecom) is Korea's second largest fixed-line telephone and Internet carrier behind leader KT Corporation. The company provides traditional phone service and broadband connections to residential and business customers throughout the country. SK Broadband also offers leased line and network security services for businesses. Other operations include Internet television and video-on-demand programming offered by subsidiary Broadband Media. Another subsidiary, Broadband TS, provides telemarketing services for businesses. SK Broadband is a subsidiary of SK Telecom.
Forward-looking statements in this release, including statements regarding management's expectations for future financial results and the markets for TranSwitch's products, are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that these forward-looking statements regarding TranSwitch, its operations and its financial results involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation risks associated with acquiring new businesses; of downturns in economic conditions generally and in the telecommunications and data communications markets and the semiconductor industry specifically; risks in product development and market acceptance of and demand for TranSwitch's products and products developed by TranSwitch's customers; risks relating to TranSwitch's indebtedness; risks of failing to attract and retain key managerial and technical personnel; risks associated with foreign sales and high customer concentration; risks associated with competition and competitive pricing pressures; risks associated with investing in new businesses; risks of dependence on third-party VLSI fabrication facilities; risks related to intellectual property rights and litigation; risks in technology development and commercialization; and other risks detailed in TranSwitch's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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