Infineon´s QAM-VDSL Powers Telson I&C´s Broadband Access Platform
Munich, Germany and Seoul, Korea June 16, 2003 Infineon Technologies (FSE/NYSE: IFX) today announced that Telson I&C, a global leader in wireline and wireless communication technology, designed its new XV4000 broadband access system using Infineons flexible QAM-based VDSL5100 chip set to support 50/30 Megabit per second (Mbps) data rates and dynamic band allocation as specified in the Benchmark Test requirements of Korea Telecom. Telson is one of the main suppliers of VDSL equipment to Korea Telecom (KT), and is paving the way for Koreas largest operator to provide broadband services at increasingly higher data rates.
According to a Morgan-Stanley report from March 2003, the South Korean broadband access market is expanding at a rate of 1.3% a month thanks to increased investment by its leading service providers. The report notes that KT has improved its market share to over 50% following the success of its VDSL program. KT has more than one million QAM VDSL lines already deployed and is now offering two VDSL based services: Standard 15/5Mbps and Premium 20/10Mbps. The company declared that it plans to upgrade its current ADSL installations with VDSL by 2005.
In order to meet KTs strict Benchmark Test requirements we had to design a high throughput system based on a stable, cost-efficient and field proven technology, said Mr. Chi-Il Kim, President and CEO of Telson I&C. Infineon is committed to product excellence and their VDSL5100 proved technologically superior to other competing solutions. With the assistance of Infineons local support team, we are now ready to provide KT with a high performance VDSL system capable of supporting 50Mbps applications, and more.
Fully compliant with all international standards requirements, the VDSL5100 is designed to support an aggregate data rate of greater than 100 Mbps, including asymmetric data-rates of 70/40 Mbps and symmetric data-rates of 50/50 Mbps over a single copper pair. The VDSL5100 features software controlled band plan and transport protocol selection, including native Ethernet and ATM to provide flexible band allocations across the entire VDSL standard-defined spectrum.
With over 800 thousand ports already installed in KTs network, all of them powered by Infineons QAM-VDSL chip sets, Telson has one of the largest installed base of VDSL system in the world, said Christian Wolff, Vice President of Infineons Wireline Communications Business Group and General Manager of the Access Business Unit. New broadband access systems designed with our advanced VDSL5100 solution will allow KT to provide revenue generating services such as video chatting using PC cameras, video conferencing, and video streaming and video on demand to every household and office connected to KTs network.
About Telson I&C
Telson I&C Co., Ltd., Seoul, Korea, provides broadband networking products: IP-VDSL switch, Ethernet switch, and CDMA data modem cards to Korea Telecom and other major Telcos and internet providers worldwide. With branch offices in China, Japan, and USA, Telson I&C marked sales of US$ 68 Million in 2002. The company has been listed on the KOSDAQ, the second Stock Exchange in Korea, since 1993. Further information is available at http://www.telsonic.co.kr
Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions for the automotive and industrial sectors, for applications in the wired communications markets, secure mobile solutions as well as memory products. With a global presence, Infineon operates in the US from San Jose, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore and in Japan from Tokyo. In fiscal year 2002 (ending September), the company achieved sales of Euro 5.21 billion with about 30,400 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the DAX index of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX). Further information is available at http://www.infineon.com