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Swisscom starts deployment of BBF-certified Metanoia Gfast solution; Metanoia's Gfast products certified by Broadband Forum & UNH-IOL
Press release
Monday 19 June 2017

Metanoia Communications Inc. (Metanoia), a leading developer of very high-speed xDSL and Gfast PHY chipsets for the wireline broadband market, announced the successful completion of two important milestones today in its Gfast product strategy:

a) Being part of a real product deployment with its Gfast chip embedded into an SFP (small form-factor pluggable) solution provided by Swisscom, and b) Certification of MT-G5321 based Gfast CPE and DPU products by the Broadband Forum (BBF) and the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL).

Mass deployment of the SFP solution by Swisscom has started a couple days ago and will enable many customers to benefit from improvements in throughput and reliability without changing their router.

“With the launch of SFP module co-developed by Metanoia, Huawei and Swisscom, we are offering to our copper customers an innovative and efficient way to upgrade their broadband data rates and quality of experience,” said Nicolas Stefani, router development expert at Swisscom.

“Shipment of the first interoperable SFP in the market, by a top tier operator like Swisscom in their network, is a very significant achievement for Metanoia and the recognition of the maturity of our technology. We are happy to bring the benefits of our innovative technology by providing ultra high speed broadband service to Swisscom's customers by using a seamless and future proof form factor like SFP,” said Metanoia’s CEO, CT WU.

Interoperability (IOP) has always been a crucial element for accelerated deployment of any broadband technology by operators. The recent announcement of Gfast-certified products by the BBF, in accordance with the Forum’s IR-337 certification test specification, is completing this critical step and thereby solidifying the already broad acceptance of the technology for mass market deployment as high throughput and reliability of these products enables operators to provide new higher value services to their customers.

“We’re happy to see the hard work of certification participants, like Metanoia, coming to a successful conclusion,” said Lincoln Lavoie, UNH-IOL Senior Engineer for Broadband Technologies. “I have no doubt Gfast certification program has contributed to the success and robustness of the technology and the coming deployments and we’re looking forward to continuing to add new devices to the list of certifications.”

CT Wu added, “Getting both our CPE and DPU products certified by UNH is a key step for operators to have confidence in the readiness of Metanoia's Gfast technology. Achieving these two milestones took significant efforts from our team, and we are pleased to see that this has placed Metanoia into a leading position in the Gfast market."

Metanoia Gfast technology is based on a single configurable device MT-G5321, which can be embedded into both:

a CPE solution (e.g. an SFP unit which can be plugged into any existing or future home gateways with an SFP cage), and a CO solution (e.g. a low power single port DPU solution).

About Metanoia Communications Inc.

Metanoia Communications ("Metanoia"), a subsidiary of Elan Microelectonics, is in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan. Since its inception, Metanoia has been contributing to the development of several generations of semiconductor and software solutions for the wireline broadband and the in-home networking markets, delivering to broadband manufacturers very high-speed PHY devices with reliable and superior performances.

For more information about Metanoia, please visit our website at

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