Occam Networks Delivers Broadband with Broadcom Ethernet Solutions

6/4/2003 - Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), the leading provider of silicon solutions enabling broadband communications, announced that Occam Networks’ (OTCBB: OCCM) BLC 6000 Broadband Loop Carrier System uses Broadcom’s ADSL and Gigabit Ethernet silicon technologies for delivering and aggregating broadband traffic. Through the use of DSL, Internet Protocol and Ethernet technologies, the Occam BLC 6000 System, announced last month, enables carriers to add the bandwidth they need to provide new, revenue-generating broadband services, such as triple play, while also lowering capital expenditures and operating expenses.

Broadcom’s ability to offer a set of high-performance chips supporting both ADSL and Gigabit Ethernet enabled Occam Networks to develop the industry’s first modular loop carrier system that integrates standard IP and Ethernet protocols for transport and control and offers scalable Ethernet trunking. The BLC 6000 system eliminates the need for additional pieces of access equipment, such as DSLAM, Ethernet switch, optical add drop multiplexor and voice over IP equipment. This advanced modular architecture provides Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (ILECs) with a cost-effective solution for delivering broadband traffic to business and residential customers.

“Broadcom’s expertise in both ADSL and IP-based networks made it a natural partner for helping us develop the BLC 6000 System,” said Mark Rumer, Occam Networks, Founder and Chief Technical Officer. “Its impressive product portfolio and outstanding technical support enabled our engineers to deliver a new innovative broadband loop carrier system to the market at an accelerated rate.”

Broadcom’s ADSL and Gigabit Ethernet products provide the high-performance, high-capacity architecture for the BLC 6000 System. The Broadcom® BCM6410/20 BladeRunnerTM ADSL Central Office (CO) chipset enables the high-speed access capability from the CO or remote terminal (RT). Aggregation and transport of the user traffic is powered by a family of Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) devices, which include the BCM5691 StrataXGSTM GbE multi-layer switch chip, the BCM5421S GbE physical layer (PHY) device, and the BCM5703S GbE media access controller (MAC). These Gigabit Ethernet chips enable the uplink, switching, and backplane capabilities in the BLC 6000 System.

“The Occam BLC 6000 System is a good example of how Broadcom is able to bring its extensive technology portfolio together to offer complete solutions for the broadband access market,” said Dan Marotta, Vice-President and General Manager of Broadcom’s Broadband Communications Business Unit. “As the access market evolves, we believe our ADSL products will combine with other Broadcom technologies to provide the capacity, performance and cost points the market demands. Our products operate seamlessly within the Occam BLC 6000 platform, and we are pleased to have our silicon solutions powering such a high-performance, next-generation platform.”

Broadcom’s BladeRunner chipset provides a completely programmable, high-density, solution for existing and emerging DSL standards worldwide. Broadcom’s Gigabit Ethernet networking products include a wide range of solutions from high performance GbE PHYs, MACs, SerDes (serializers/deserializers) and high-capacity aggregation and switching solutions.

Occam Networks is demonstrating the BLC 6000 System at Supercomm 2003, Georgia World Congress Center, June 3-5, in booth 11119, Hall C.

About Occam Networks
Occam Networks Inc. develops and markets a suite of Broadband Loop Carriers, innovative Ethernet- and IP-based loop carrier platforms that enable telecommunications service providers to profitably deliver a variety of traditional as well as packetized voice, broadband and Internet Protocol (IP) services from a single, converged, all-packet access network. Occam is headquartered in Santa Barbara, Calif. Additional information can be found at www.occamnetworks.com.

About Broadcom
Broadcom Corporation is the leading provider of highly integrated silicon solutions that enable broadband communications and networking of voice, video and data services. Using proprietary technologies and advanced design methodologies, Broadcom designs, develops and supplies complete system-on-a-chip solutions and related hardware and software applications for every major broadband communications market. Broadcom’s diverse product portfolio includes solutions for digital cable and satellite set-top boxes; cable and DSL modems and residential gateways; high-speed transmission and switching for local, metropolitan, wide area and storage networking; home and wireless networking; cellular and terrestrial wireless communications; Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) gateway and telephony systems; broadband network processors; and SystemI/OTM server solutions. These technologies and products support Broadcom’s core mission: Connecting everything®. Broadcom is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and may be contacted at 1-949-450-8700 or at www.broadcom.com.

Broadcom®, the pulse logo, Connecting everything®, BladeRunnerTM, StrataXGSTM and SystemI/OTM are trademarks of Broadcom Corporation and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.

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