9/23/2004 - Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor solutions enabling broadband communications, announced its participation in AT&T's VoIP Innovation and Interoperability Program, which is designed to enable manufacturers to build Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) consumer and business electronic products compatible with AT&T's VoIP network services.
As a charter member of AT&T's VoIP Innovation and Interoperability Program, Broadcom will work with AT&T to develop VoIP software and chipsets that can be used in a wide variety of consumer-electronic products, including broadband modems, corded and cordless phones, Wi-Fi® phones, set-top boxes, residential gateways, personal computers and other consumer communication devices. Consumer products based on Broadcom® chips and software will be compatible with AT&T's VoIP backbone network and service offering.
Providing VoIP business services to the marketplace since 1997, AT&T launched a residential VoIP service called AT&T CallVantage(SM) Service earlier this year. Through the use of high-speed Internet connections, like DSL or cable, AT&T delivers typical features such as call waiting, three-way calling, and call forwarding, as well as other more advanced features.
"Broadcom's field-proven VoIP software and silicon technology coupled with its leadership position in a variety of consumer electronic markets will accelerate the availability of products supporting AT&T's CallVantage Service," said Cathy Martine, AT&T Senior Vice President for Internet Telephony. "By working together we should be able to speed the adoption of this cost-effective technology by making new VoIP-enabled products for businesses and consumers quickly available."
"As one of the world's leading telephone service providers, with a global network and a brand that promises the best voice quality, AT&T's commitment to deliver a fully featured VoIP service to consumers legitimizes the residential VoIP market and will forever redefine consumer broadband services," said Robert A. Rango, Group Vice President of Broadcom's Mobile & Wireless Group. "AT&T's uncompromising dedication to providing world class service coupled with our advanced silicon solutions will bring VoIP service to major cities across the United States in 2004, enabling consumers to benefit from the many advantages VoIP-enabled services can offer."
Broadcom's IP Telephony Products
Broadcom continues to offer the most advanced and highly integrated VoIP solutions for customer premises equipment in the industry. These silicon solutions support products ranging from very low cost telephone adaptors and IP phones, to high-end color screen phones offering advanced services and data connectivity in addition to voice. These chips coupled with Broadcom's industry leading broadband and home & wireless networking technologies are enabling manufacturers of retail consumer electronics equipment to economically deliver solutions which allow consumers to realize the benefits of IP telephony in their homes.
Broadcom Corporation is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor solutions that enable broadband communications and networking of voice, video and data services. We design, develop and supply complete system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions incorporating digital, analog, radio frequency (RF), microprocessor and digital signal processing (DSP) technologies, as well as related hardware and software system-level applications. Our diverse product portfolio addresses every major broadband communications market and includes solutions for digital cable and satellite set-top boxes; high definition television (HDTV); cable and digital subscriber line (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 and security processors; and SystemI/OTM server solutions. These technologies and products support our core mission: Connecting everything®. http://www.broadcom.com
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