DSL Lite: Aware’s DSL Lite technology compliant with new ITU standard – International Telecommunications Union G.992.2 G.Lite standard

DSL Lite: Aware’s DSL Lite technology compliant with new ITU standard – International Telecommunications Union G.992.2 G.Lite standard – Company Business and Marketing

Aware, Inc., a worldwide leader in xDSL technology and a pioneer of splitterless ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line), applauds the adoption by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) of the G.Lite standard, known as G.992.2. Last Week, in Geneva, the ITU reached an agreement on the technical specifications for a G.Lite digital subscriber line high-speed Internet modem technology, paving the way for quick introduction of products to the market. This agreement means consumers will benefit from the rapid delivery of G.Lite products and services into homes and businesses over regular phone lines. G.Lite services transmit Internet data up to 25 times faster than today’s fastest analog modems, without requiring voice-data splitters at every home. “Aware is committed to propagating its technology through an open standards process and has been very active at both the ITU and the Universal ADSL Working Group. We believe that the existence of a single global standard will accelerate the mass market deployment of ADSL,” said Michael Tzannes, president and chief executive officer of Aware, Inc. “This landmark event puts Aware and its customers in a very strong market position.” Aware provided key technical submissions to the standards committee involving splitterless DSL Lite technology, which alleviates the costs and inconveniences associated with a phone company’s technician needing to install splitters at the home. Aware also provided low-complexity algorithm technical submissions that enable lower costs of DSL Lite services for consumers. As a leading developer of DSL core technology that enables high-speed Internet access over existing telephone networks, Aware has already developed technology that implements the new standard. Analog Devices, Lucent Microelectronics and Siemens Semiconductor have licensed technology from Aware for ADSL chipsets that will be compliant with the newly approved ITU G.Lite standard. About Aware Aware, Inc., designs, develops, licenses and markets DSL technology that enables high-speed Internet access over existing telephone networks. The company licenses its intellectual property and software to semiconductor manufacturers and equipment manufactures who sell products incorporating Aware technology. Aware also markets to systems companies to encourage them to design its technology into their products, and to service providers to encourage them to deploy new broadband services based on its technology. More information about Aware can be found at http://www.aware.com.

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