Sumitomo Electric Networks Selects Gigle Networks' Intelligent Multi-phy Switching Technology For Br

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Sumitomo Electric Networks Selects Gigle Networks' Intelligent Multi-PHY Switching

Technology for Broadband Delivery Products

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., BARCELONA and EDINBURGH, Scotland, June 23 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/


Gigle Networks' Technology Will Enter Japanese Market in Products that Extend 

                      its Applications Beyond the Home

    Gigle Networks (, the leading developer of intelligent

multi-PHY switching devices for both wired and wireless entertainment-grade home

networking, today announced that Sumitomo Electric Networks has selected the GGL301

200Mbps Intelligent Multi-PHY Switch for use in a wide range of broadband delivery



    Sumitomo Electric Networks' selection of the GGL301

( intelligent switch solution will

introduce Gigle Networks' technology to the Japanese market for home and business

broadband delivery and networking. These applications include: providing video on

demand in hotels; creating computer networks in schools and hospitals; and providing

internet access to individual apartments in multiple dwelling units (MDUs). Gigle

Networks' GGL301 device will enable Sumitomo Electric Networks' products to deliver

these capabilities over existing coaxial cables.

    "There is a growing need for launching computer networks in hotels, schools and

MDUs using existing cables to distribute broadband services," said Soichiro Fukui,

Group Leader, Product Marketing Division of Sumitomo Electric Networks. "After an

extensive technical evaluation, we selected Gigle Networks' technology to deliver

these capabilities because it offered the optimal combination of performance, Quality

of Service (QoS), power efficiency and flexibility."

    "I am delighted that the first deployments of Gigle Networks' technology in Japan

are a result of the partnership we have built with Sumitomo Electric Networks, a

highly respected pioneer in the fields of powerline communications and home

networking," said Michael Wilson, vice president corporate business development of

Gigle Networks. "I firmly believe that this is the start of a long-term collaboration

between both companies that will deliver exciting new capabilities in a wide variety

of applications."

    Sumitomo Electric Networks will begin shipping products using the GGL301 in July

2010. GGL301 devices are fully-integrated, low-cost single-chip networking solutions

designed to be embedded within a range of consumer electronics and broadband delivery

products. Gigle Networks' products are certified HomePlug(R) AV compliant by the

HomePlug Powerline Alliance, and also support the IEEE 1901 Inter System coexistence

Protocol (ISP), the first global standard for powerline communications in

applications including multimedia home networking, video and audio distribution and

smart grid/smart energy. Gigle Networks' products are the only powerline networking

solutions that operate from a single voltage supply and features a dual MII port

implementation, allowing for efficient interfacing to additional embedded network

processors, driving more sophisticated applications.

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    About Gigle Networks: Plug into the Fun

    Gigle Networks provides System-on-Chip (SoC) integrated circuits and complete

system solutions for multimedia home networking that can extend wired and wireless

Ethernet everywhere in the home - without the need for new wires. Targeted for

applications such as Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), broadband TV (BBTV), Video

on Demand (VoD), and voice over IP (VoIP), Gigle Networks' products offer superior

performance, coverage and QoS when compared to alternative communication

technologies, and are designed to be easily integrated into consumer electronics and

networked products. Gigle Networks is a strong supporter of open standards, a board

member of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, and an active participant in the IEEE

P1901 standards body and the ITU-T wireline standardization initiative. Gigle

Networks has offices in Redwood City, Calif., Barcelona, Spain, and Edinburgh, UK.

    About Sumitomo Electric Networks

    Sumitomo Electric Networks, Inc. is a leading supplier of broadband access

equipment, and its major product lines include ADSL, VDSL, GE-PON (Gigabit Ethernet

Passive Optical Network) VoIP (Voice Over IP), BBR (BroadBand Router), PLC (Power

Line Communication), ACLC (Advanced Cable Link Communication) and CDN (Content

Delivery Network) to cover a variety of broadband access services and applications.



    Andy Melder

    VP Business Development


Gigle Networks


    Kelly Poffenberger, Senior Consultant, Magnet PR Group



    Carolyn Fromm, President, Magnet PR Group


    (c) Gigle Networks. All rights reserved.

    HomePlug is a registered trademark of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. All

other trademarks, trade names and service marks mentioned and/or used belong to their

respective owners.

SOURCE: Gigle Networks

    CONTACT: Andy Melder,

             VP Business Development of Gigle Networks,



             or Kelly Poffenberger,

             Senior Consultant, 



             or Carolyn Fromm, 


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             both of Magnet PR Group

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