Sumitomo Electric Networks Selects Gigle Networks' Intelligent Multi-PHY Switching Technology for Broadband Delivery Products

Gigle Networks' Technology Will Enter Japanese Market in Products that Extend its Applications Beyond the Home

Redwood City, CA; Barcelona, Spain and Edinburgh, UK - June 22, 2010 - 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 applications.

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®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.

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.