Qualcomm recently procured Ikanos for US$ 47 million to expand its broadband and modem portfolio for fixed line consumer business.
The acquisition of Ikanos provides Qualcomm Atheros an access to a wide array of leading technologies, including A/VDSL2 and G.fast modem technology and chipsets for consumer premises equipment (CPE) and central office (CO) infrastructure. Therefore, expanding its footprint in the carrier fixed line segment with the addition of high- performance broadband access and modem technologies critical to enhancing users’ connected experiences in the home, as stated in the release. The home gateway extends Qualcomm Atheros’ leadership in carrier Wi-Fi and wired connectivity, while providing a central hub for Internet of Everything (IoE) enabled devices, services and 3G/LTE small cells.
“The combination of Qualcomm Atheros’ broad home gateway IP portfolio, including Wi-Fi, powerline, small cell, and Ethernet switch technologies, and Ikanos’ advanced wired modem technology, is designed to create a complete solution for a wide range of home gateway products to better serve the carrier segment,” said Rahul Patel, senior vice president and general manager, connectivity, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.